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Referendum would add space, new equipment for Wisconsin tech ed

About a dozen people braved the cold temperatures recently to see firsthand how an upcoming referendum would impact technical education at Appleton West High School in Appleton, Wis. The referendum requests $30 million, which would be used to replace outdated technology, perform maintenance projects and cover the salaries and benefits for five instructional technology integrators.

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iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.

ISTE 2014

June 28-July 1, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo

April 2-4, 2014
New York, N.Y.

CoSN 2014 Annual Conference

March 19-22, 2014
Washington, D.C.

2014 AAAS Annual Meeting

February 13, 2014
Chicago, Ill.

Entrepeneur brings tech education to minority students

Felecia Hatcher is on a mission. She wants to bridge the tech education gap in Florida's schools and give underserved students the chance to become web-based entrepreneurs. She started the Code Fever program last year to reach that goal.

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Washington district asks for tech funds

The Monroe school district isn’t providing enough technology to adequately prepare kids for the world they will inherit, administrators believe. So next month, they will ask for two levies. One will be the usual “Learning Levy,” which expires at the end of the year, and the other will be a levy to pay for technology upgrades for Monroe classrooms.

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Google education specialist to speak at N.J. parents tech night

The Hillsborough school district's aggressive technology plan has introduced many parents to some of the benefits—and challenges—of new technology in schools. But an upcoming event featuring a talk by Google's “global education evangelist," Jaime Casap, may help clear up the direction technology will be taking.

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How 20 million minds use tech to disrupt education

Once a mother who dropped her son off at his public elementary school, I've now become the art teacher and started a book club to compensate for cuts in vital programs due to lack of funding. Meanwhile, the rote memorization and repetition of our agrarian education system can no longer compete with the infinite, interactive iPad. The opportunities for innovation and disruption in the education vertical are seemingly endless.

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