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Kids and parents turn to coding to boost college, career prospects

Students and their parents view coding as an indispensable skill in the digital era, especially since the number of programming-related jobs is projected to soar in the next decade. Not everyone agrees that studying programming in the middle or high-school years is the key to collegiate or professional success, but that hasn't slowed the coding juggernaut.

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STEM workforce needed for future, Technology Association of Georgia says

The Technology Association of Georgia predicts that by 2018, more than 210,000 jobs in STEM-related fields will open in the state. Programs such as The Clubhou.se are involved in grassroots efforts to train children and young adults in coding, programming, graphic design and other technical skills.

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Common Core app adoption: Tips for administrators

Administrators must now wade through hundreds of Common Core-aligned apps to determine which will get the best results in their classrooms. They also need to determine their learning strategy and how it can be assessed with Common Core standards before adopting any apps.

Florida renewing STEM commitment to rural communities

With schools too small to support specialized instructors, rural students did not have much access to STEM education. Since Florida's FloridaLearns STEM Scholars began three years ago, the initiative has created opportunities for 27 rural and small school districts and helped more than 1,000 high school students engage in STEM-related activities.

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.

Momentum: FLVS World Symposium

September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

2014 ASBO International Annual Meeting & Expo

September 19-22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.