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Momentum: FLVS World Symposium

September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

2014 ASBO International Annual Meeting & Expo

September 19-22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

2014 AESA Summer Leadership Conference

July 14-17, 2014
Santa Fe, N.M.

Kankana introduces Arabic book app

Kankana LLC recently released Ahlam, an interactive children's book app in Arabic. Using an easily understood colloquial Arabic, Ahlam can be downloaded on the iPad from Apple’s App Store.

Oregon district to implement new math materials using technology

Faced with a need to update high school math materials, Hillsboro School District is looking to buy lightweight mobile computers to replace textbooks by 2015. Several teachers partook in a six-week pilot study to determine how well students in six of their classrooms responded to the technology.

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DecisionEd data warehouse solution selected by Illinois district

Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200, a public four-year comprehensive high school district, has signed with DecisionEd to implement a data warehouse solution for data management, analytics and reports.

Massachusetts school to test high-tech gunshot detection system

A Methuen school may soon become the first in Massachusetts to have a gunshot detection system installed. The high-tech system sends an alert to local police the moment a gunshot is fired, so authorities are aware of a crisis more quickly than they would with only a 911 call.

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Oklahoma tech high school gains access to aeronautics college

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology has signed a deal with Red River Technology Center in Duncan. The agreement allows students from the high school technology campus to enter Spartan College in Tulsa with up to six months of credits toward an avionics maintenance degree.

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Tinkerine announces online 3D printing course initiative

Developed in partnership with Ready Labs Inc., Tinkerine Studios Ltd.'s Tinkerine U platform delivers online 3D printing educational content for STEAM courses with a curriculum to introduce students to designing, prototyping and manufacturing with 3D printing technology.

South Carolina school protects teachers with wireless panic buttons

School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties will pilot the Tattletale Panic System at one of its elementary schools. Distributed nationally by Argus Agents Inc., Tattletale Portable Alarm System is a portable and cellular wireless panic button system designed specifically to protect schools.