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Pennsylvania tech school opens programs to high school students

For the first time, Warren County's technical school will open most of its programs to high school seniors interested in vocational training. Students will be able to enroll in automotive technology, among other programs.

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Florida district names career/tech ed chief

Pinellas school board members approved the hiring of William Hunt to lead the district's career, technical and adult education department following the retirement of Executive Director David Barnes. Hunt is currently Orange County's senior director of career and technical education.

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Tech camp started for Texas middle school girls

A freshman at Texas' Trinity University has started her own camp aimed at getting more San Antonio middle school girls interested in the technology industry. With a grant awarded by the National Center for Women in Information Technology, she founded the Trinity Encouraging Camp for Her (Tech Camp).

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New Mexico districts scramble to find funds to hire IT staff

Following news that the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation would discontinue disbursing funds, several districts in northern New Mexico must devise a plan to absorb the loss of funds it has depended on for years to supplement their science and information technology programs and to hire IT staff.

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Eleventh largest district rolls out Aerohive wireless

Aerohive Networks has been working with Palm Beach County School District over the past year to implement Aerohive’s wireless networking solution to support increased demands for classroom digital learning. A case study has been released about the implementation in the district's 185 schools and 13 ancillary facilities.

California schools tap into tech with iPads

With funding from the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation, the La Cañada USD opened new tech labs at three elementary schools and an iMac lab at La Cañada High School. A combined $330,000 raised in two years helped fund the tech rollout.

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Ohio schools using training, tech as security measures

Schools across the state are also turning to technology to protect students. A $12 million school security grant program is helping schools install video cameras and intercom systems and purchase first responder radios. Over 3,800 Ohio schools have applied for the grant, evidence that safety in schools is a high priority.

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Students want more alignment of tech in and out of school

Project Tomorrow’s 2013 Speak Up survey of more than 325,000 students and 75,000 parents, teachers and administrators investigates how students and teachers are using technology in school and for learning outside of school. As tech use proliferates, digital equity has risen to the top as a concern for district leaders.

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New York clean tech school program on verge of expansion

The Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries early college high school, led by Ballston Spa CSD, is expanding on both ends of its program. In addition to starting its first freshman class, the six-year program is collaborating with colleges and local business partners to provide students with work experience and early college studies.

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Six years for high school? Why two extra years is catching on

A new six-year Brooklyn, N.Y., high school has been called the future of vocational education in America, receiving praise from mainstream media and even President Barack Obama when he visited the campus in October. Not bad for a school that has yet to graduate a single student.

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