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New director will help Michigan district integrate technology

David Hood, who has been Western Middle School's principal, will become the Western School District's director of instructional technology. In this position, Hood will help all Western teachers integrate technology into their regular classroom lessons.

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2014 AESA Summer Leadership Conference

July 14–17, 2014
Santa Fe, N.M.

NAESP 2014 Conference

July 10–12, 2014

Nashville, Tenn.

ISTE 2014

June 28–July 1, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

2014 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

June 27–29, 2014
Dallas, Texas

NABSE Aspiring Superintendents Summer Institute 2014

June 22–24, 2014
Downers Grove, Ill.

Virginia county goes Google with 32,000 Chromebooks

Chesterfield County Schools, one of the country’s 100 largest school systems, has purchased 32,000 new Chromebooks for the 2014-15 school year from Google Enterprise.

New blended learning charter school proposed by Ohio district

The Norwood school district is waiting for the Ohio Department of Education's approval of a charter school application for the new Norwood Conversion Community School, which will focus on offering a blended learning environment for students. Although the district will sponsor the school, the charter school will have its own director and board.

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New SRI International research offers insight into blended learning

Blended learning models may improve education by enhancing personalized learning in schools and freeing teachers to focus on helping all students develop higher-level learning skills. However, successful implementation of these models requires adequate infrastructure, reliable technology, quality software content, and changes in classroom management practices, according to new research by SRI International.

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More vocational school graduates opt for college

Once viewed as a place for student slackers with no college ambition, Massachusetts vocational high schools are increasing academic standards, offering honors classes, and producing more college-bound students than ever before. During the past five years, the percentage of vocational school graduates attending four-year colleges rose at schools across the state.

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