District CIO

Driving blended learning at the state level

As blended learning continues to grow, one of the challenges education leaders are facing is the fact that knowledge of the concept spreads faster than expertise on how to foster and support it.

Read more »

Looking beyond building a digital, no-books library

The physical books on shelves occupy a shrinking portion of library budgets. The digital-only library is far from a utopian information commons, where the voices weighing in on every conceivable topic may be heard. Rather, that utopian commons is the traditional, albeit well-resourced, library with several generations worth of collection expertise and strong bargaining power against the electronic vendors.

Read more »

Denver schools starting year with new STEM career classes

Officials are preparing to spend more than $7 million on new career-education classes to benefit about 1,000 students in the first year. Denver Public Schools will be introducing and expanding STEM classes to include manufacturing, pre-engineering, health biotechnology and game-design coding.

Read more »

Virginia school system to break ground on new STEM academy

The $27 million campus of the new Magruder Elementary Discover STEM Academy in Newport News is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. Designed from top to bottom as a STEM facility, the school will feature 36 classrooms for K5 students.

Read more »

District in Iowa looks to add hundreds of new cameras to school buildings

The Sioux City Community School District wants to put cameras in every school. The new technology would be integrated with the police department's system. It's expected to take four years and cost $500,000 to install 200 cameras.

Read more »

Tennessee county goes high tech to track school buses

The Knox County School system is implementing new software to track exactly where school buses are driving during the day. The county is implementing the software as a resource for parents to help improve the safety of their children, as well as a means to save some money for the district.

Read more »

Michigan district names new director of technology

The Troy School District appointed Kristie Young as its new director of technology. Young comes to Troy with a combined nine years of experience as a director of technology within Fraser Public Schools and Lake Shore Public Schools.

Read more »

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.

Pages