District CIO

Long Island superintendent featured at ed tech association meeting

Superintendent of the Mineola Union Free School District Michael P. Nagler was a featured presenter at the Oct. 16 meeting of the Association of Suffolk County Supervisors for Educational Technologies.

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Louisiana Tech works with area high schools to improve STEM skills

LaTechSTEP focuses on professional development of high school STEM teachers, followed by “Discovery Weekends” where university faculty and high school teachers collaborate as a team to present engineering design projects to high school students.

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High-tech language learning at Somerville High School

This isn't your father's language lab. Since the beginning of the school year, the approximately 750 students of Somerville High School in Massachusetts who study Mandarin, Italian, Spanish, French, and Portuguese have been taking lessons in a state-of-the-art interactive learning lab with slick Apple-computer work stations.

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Regional tech school continues to take shape in Mass.

The main building of the new $133 million Essex Technical High School measures three football fields in length. Clad in laminated wood veneer panels, it has the scale of an airport terminal. The building is large primarily because it’s four schools, or academies, in one.

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Why P-TECH High School in Brooklyn may be future of U.S. economy

It’s a three-year-old school with only about 300 students, but Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH, is being called, by a very highly-placed source, the future of America’s presence in the global economy. That source is none other than President Barack Obama.

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California officials visit tech-driven Miami public schools

Seven Adelanto Elementary School District officials visited a handful of Miami public schools earlier this month, inspiring preparations for the opening of the California district's newest STEM school. Gus Franklin Elementary, a kindergarten through sixth-grade school, is set to open in August and will have a wing with virtual learning classrooms.

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Indiana school board receives New Tech School proposal

Indiana-based Clarksville Community School Corporation’s board of trustees have received one proposal for the first phase of construction of the New Tech school from Jeffersonville-based ARC Construction Management LLC. The total amount budgeted for Phase 1 work on the New Tech project is $5.5 million.

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iPad initiative brings optimism and skepticism

Coachella Valley Unified, one of California's poorest districts, southeast of Los Angeles, is currently rolling out iPads to every student, pre-kindergarten through high school. It's an ambitious effort that administrators and parents hope will transform how kids learn, boost achievement and narrow the digital divide with wealthier districts.

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What CIOs look for today when hiring staff

The shift in CIO responsibilities has also trickled down to the rest of the tech team. No longer is it enough to be knowledgeable about computers. IT employees must have strong people skills as well.

Bus tracking tool gives parents peace of mind

With the swipe of a bus pass, Denver Public Schools students are answering the often-asked parent question, “Did my child get on the bus today?” Denver joins other districts in Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, and North Carolina trying to improve safety by using a system that tracks when and where students get on and off buses.

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