District CIO

California is failing to produce enough computer scientists

California, home to Silicon Valley, is not adequately preparing its own students for the projected increase in jobs that will require computer science degrees. We need to update teacher pre-service technology requirements, develop a supplementary authorization in computer science and provide more professional development.

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$1 million state grant given to Mass. high school aviation program

The planned Airframe and Powerplant aviation program at Westfield Vocational-Technical High School received a state grant for over $1 million. Together with local partners, such as Gulfstream, AirFlyte and B&E Precision Aircraft Components, the new aviation technology education program will operate as a satellite campus at Barnes Municipal Airport.

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NSBA Annual Conference and Exposition

March 21-23, 2015
Nashville, Tenn.

70th Annual ASCD Conference & Exhibit Show

March 21-23, 2015
Houston, Texas

CoSN 2015: Enabling Your Digital Leap

March 16-19, 2015
Atlanta, Ga.

NSTA Conference on Science Education

March 12-15, 2015
Chicago, Ill.

AASA National Conference on Education

February 26-28, 2015
San Diego, Calif.

NASSP Conference: Ignite ‘15

February 19-21, 2015
San Diego, Calif.

Georgia high school pilots college-level math course using technology

Several Cherokee County School District students will participate in the Georgia Tech Distance Calculus Program being piloted at their school, which allows high school students to take a research university-level math class and earn college credit on their own high school’s campus using video-conferencing technology.

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ITT Tech’s new charter school to offer free degree — with a catch

The high school students at Early Career Academy, a tax-funded charter school scheduled to open next year in Indianapolis, will be able to earn an associate degree free of charge. But the degree comes with a catch: The credits from that degree likely will not transfer to any major Indiana university other than the charter school's sponsor, ITT Tech.

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