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Dyn recruiting tech talent in high school

Technology firm Dyn has struggled to lure top engineers to its Manchester, N.H., office. So the company is helping to create a four-year STEAM high school program that will set to function as a high school within a high school. In addition to staples like social studies, students will get coursework in engineering and the arts and work with local businesses through internships and mentorships.

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Enforce ‘no phone zone’

Police are about to crack down on cellphone use in school zones and rightfully so. The new Louisiana law prohibiting cellphone use while driving in school zones during posted hours went into effect in August. It is unlikely that lawmakers will go so far as to require technology disabling devices while driving, so we must practice self-discipline.

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29th AESA Annual Conference

December 3-6, 2014
San Diego, Calif.

94th NCSS Annual Conference

November 21-23, 2014
Boston, Mass.

NSTA Conference on Science Education

November 6-8, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership

October 30-November 2, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

ALAS Education Summit

October 15-18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

Inspire students for future in manufacturing technology

Educators and industry leaders must collaborate to introduce young people to modern manufacturing and the STEM subjects that will prepare them to succeed. Real-world experiences with business and industry are an important part of making this connection.

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Schools could turn snow days into online days in Pennsylvania

Snow and frigid temperatures might not stop students from schoolwork under a new program being piloted by the state education department. The Flexible Instructional Days program will allow schools to use non-traditional methods like technology to deliver instruction when circumstances such as bad weather keep students from being in the classroom.

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