District CIO

ALAS Education Summit

October 15-18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

2014 AASA & ACSA Women in School Leadership Forum

October 2-3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.

Momentum: FLVS World Symposium

September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

2014 ASBO International Annual Meeting & Expo

September 19-22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

Drawp for School classroom management app released for Android

The new Android version of Drawp for School's creative classroom management tablet app is COPPA-compliant, can be used with multiple subjects and automatically collects, organizes and stores assignments in the secure Drawp cloud.

Viz Mojo Labs revamps Conojo app and brand

Viz Mojo Labs, Inc. has transformed its Conojo creative whiteboard app to be a collaborative, creative platform to communicate project ideas and share data mapping and strategies. It was originally conceptualized as a drawing and notetaking whiteboard app.

Stamford Public Schools brings in Christina Hefele as CIO

In Connecticut, Stamford has replaced its schools' chief information officer after hiring Christina Hefele from the neighboring Darien school system. Hefele's hiring comes nearly a year after Phillip Dunn resigned as Stamford Public Schools' top technology administrator.

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Chris Schnepp promoted to director of e-learning in Indiana

Chris Schnepp moved from his position as principal of Alexandria-Monroe Intermediate School and is now the director of e-learning and is leading all professional development for Alexandria-Monroe Community Schools. He will also work closely with school technology directors.

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IT Director Karen Veilleux takes new Connecticut position

Karen Veilleux, the information technology director for Southington schools, will take the same position in the Wallingford school system. Veilleux fills a vacancy left by Randall Backus, who left Wallingford to become the chief technology officer for Newington schools.

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Skills, not quotas, will boost high-tech diversity

The solution to the hiring gap is not to shame private companies into adopting racial quotas and preferences in their hiring practices. The solution is for black and Hispanic leaders to work in their own communities to encourage parents to do whatever they can to keep their kids in school and for leaders, teachers and parents to encourage kids to gain the skills necessary for high-tech careers.

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