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Online learning softens impact of snow days

Snow days are melting away as schools increasingly take advantage of online curriculum to keep students learning virtually during weather closures.

Three school leaders win NASSP’s 2014 Digital Principals Award

The National Association of Secondary School Principals named three winners of its annual Digital Principals Award. The award program, which launched in 2011, recognizes principals’ successes in using technology to improve instruction, communication and student engagement.

California naval air station schools open high-tech fitness rooms for kids

Courtesy of an $800,000 Department of Defense grant, two Lemoore Naval Air Station elementary schools have been able to build ‘Healthy Fitness’ indoor workout facilities with high-tech gaming systems designed to motivate and get kids moving.

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N.Y. lawmakers seek support for career and tech high school diploma

The 21st Century Education Initiative would overhaul the current diploma standard within the Board of Regents and the Department of Education. Two bills have been proposed to create a new specialized career and technical diploma, which will train students to fill manufacturing and high-tech jobs in New York.

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Ala. bill would let home-school students attend career tech

A proposed bill would allow home school and private school students to access public high schools’ career technical programs and extracurricular activities. Allowing non-traditional students into career tech programs will cost the local schools about $144 per student.

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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.

ASCD 69th Annual Conference & Exhibit Show

March 15-17, 2014

Los Angeles, Calif.