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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.

Inspire students for future in manufacturing technology

Educators and industry leaders must collaborate to introduce young people to modern manufacturing and the STEM subjects that will prepare them to succeed. Real-world experiences with business and industry are an important part of making this connection.

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Schools could turn snow days into online days in Pennsylvania

Snow and frigid temperatures might not stop students from schoolwork under a new program being piloted by the state education department. The Flexible Instructional Days program will allow schools to use non-traditional methods like technology to deliver instruction when circumstances such as bad weather keep students from being in the classroom.

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Tech center upgrade part of New Hampshire town's capital spending plan

Dover's six-year capital spending plan, which includes dozens of projects and equipment purchases totaling more than $156 million, includes an $18 million career and technical center upgrade. Sharing the cost of the upgrade with the state, the city will pay 25 percent, or about $3.9 million.

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Microsoft and other firms pledge to protect student data

A week after California enacted a law restricting the ways education technology companies can use the information they collect about students, companies such as Microsoft, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Amplify, Edmodo and 10 others have committed to not selling information on K12 students. They have also pledged not to use students’ data to target them with advertisements or to compile personal profiles.

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New York City schools to go solar with $23 million installation

The city's schools will be equipped with new solar cells with $23 million in funding from New York City. An additional $5 million dollars from the state has been procured under the NY-Sun Initiative. The new devices will be installed at two dozen public schools.

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SchoolReach’s Community App helps schools go mobile

SchoolReach released Community App, a mobile app solution with custom-branded iPhone and Android apps that feature modules such as school calendars, staff directories, homework information, lunch menus, school social media accounts and more.

Odysseyware earns approval for Georgia textbook replacement

Odysseyware has officially been approved for Georgia’s textbook replacement program. The online K12 curriculum provider now has 115 core, elective and career technical education courses approved by the state to meet Georgia’s academic standards.