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Education Exchange to interconnect students in 30 Georgia counties

NGN, Parker FiberNet and ETC Communications launched a partnership to create the Education Exchange, a 3,600-mile, fiber optic network to connect schools across 30 north Georgia counties. The educational network allows more than 330 schools and facilities to share instructional material, textbooks, classroom resources and administration assets.

Teachers at Pennsylvania technology charter school ratify contract

New Media Technology Charter School in Philadelphia and its unionized teachers have ratified their first-ever contract. The agreement includes options for higher pay for teachers with specialized certifications.

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Technology meets literacy at Illinois district's transliteracy conference

Hundreds of teachers and administrators from Crystal Lake Elementary District 47 and surrounding schools turned out for the district's first annual Transliteracy conference. The two-day conference was aimed at arming teachers, staff and administrators with knowledge on how to integrate technology and literacy in the classroom.

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Connecticut district chooses new director of technology

The board of Prospect's Region 16 hired Matthew Brennan as the district's new director of technology. He was previously the technology coordinator for Litchfield's public schools. Brennan will replace Bruce Bartmess, who has officially retired.

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Robert Berkowitz named to lead Minnesota district's technology efforts

Robert Berkowitz was picked as the new director of technology for South Washington County Schools. He’s worked in the technology department since 2012 and was manager of systems and networks during the rollout of the district’s new technology initiative.

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Seven new Mass. high schools boost tech use for learning and security

Seven new or renovated high schools are opening this year in Boston’s suburbs at an average cost of $100 million each. New technology to boost students’ learning and increase security include at least 200 surveillance cameras at each high school, Chromebooks and a public access cable station.

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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.

2014 AASA & ACSA Women in School Leadership Forum

October 2-3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.