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2014 AESA Summer Leadership Conference

July 14–17, 2014
Santa Fe, N.M.

NAESP 2014 Conference

July 10–12, 2014
Nashville, Tenn.

ISTE 2014

June 28–July 1, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

2014 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

June 27–29, 2014
Dallas, Texas

NABSE Aspiring Superintendents Summer Institute 2014

June 22–24, 2014
Downers Grove, Ill.

Blended learning pilot means a new role for teachers in Memphis

Shelby County Schools in Tennessee is looking to blended learning to help schools reach an ambitious set of goals that includes having 80 percent of its high school graduates college- and career-ready by 2025. The program will be piloted in 16 Memphis schools next year.

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Curtis Richins to take helm of Idaho regional tech center

Cassia County school officials have a new administrator for Cassia Regional Technical Center. Curtis Richins, who taught business education for the last 10 years at Mount Harrison High School, has been hired to replace Carl Voigt.

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How to get girls into coding

The problem is not only getting girls to computer class, but keeping them there. While parents often worry about recreational “screen time,” some educators now believe that gaming could be a way to get girls interested in coding, and even to increase the numbers of girls in STEM

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Can GPS tracking help protect autistic children?

While the effort to expand families’ access to tracking devices is a worthy one, it shouldn’t overshadow the lower-tech strategies for preventing and responding to wandering by children with autism: collaboration, education and sharing information. Though safety can be enhanced by technology, it shouldn’t depend on technology.

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America is in short supply of cyber-experts

It’s time to recognize the increasing need for cybersecurity experts. We must encourage this career path in students from an early age. Efforts that encourage science, technology, engineering and math education for elementary, middle and high school students are essential.

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