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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.

New kindergarten math app presented by MakeData

MakeData LLC announced the launch of Papermals Pre-K for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Available in English and Spanish, the app is a kindergarten primer for ages four through six that uses highly interactive animations to help children learn math.

Florida district takes step toward districtwide tech upgrades

The Duval school board took the first step toward a multimillion-dollar effort to boost technology in schools across the district. A resolution was approved to issue a federal no-interest bond to complete hardware upgrades at 41 high-need schools to improve the district’s lacking technological infrastructure.

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Fighting the classroom tech war in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Unified School District decision to enable its schools to choose between Apple, Microsoft and Google-based devices for all of their students is a billion-dollar proposition. U.S. schools are a $13 billion global battlefield for makers of educational technology. Competition is coming on fast as schools are likely to want computers in everyone’s hands.

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$1 million gift brings centralized tech-ed center closer to reality

A centralized technical education center that would serve high school students and adults in Southeast Kansas took a step closer to reality this week with the gift of $1 million by the Bicknell Foundation. The center will bring together technical education offerings by Fort Scott Community College in cooperation with the five school districts in Crawford County.

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New tech school breaks ground in South Carolina

The Richland Two Institute of Innovation, a new technical school in Sandhill, S.C., will be housed in a 180,000-square-foot building on a 32-acre site at a cost of approximately $40 million. It will include a professional development center, student learning labs and a partner space for businesses and educational institutions.

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