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California releases ed tech blueprint report

The state's Education Technology Task Force has released its "Education Technology Blueprint" report, outlining 19 learning, teaching, assessment and infrastructure recommendations. Policies based on the recommendations have already begun, including adoption of the Local Control Funding Formula.

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Large Alabama county to expand career tech options

The Tuscaloosa County School System has a new plan to expand career tech instruction at all six of its high schools and eight of its middle schools over the next three years. The goals include programs focused on health science, visual arts, agricultural science and more.

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$600K tech upgrade deal signed in Illinois district

The Edwardsville district inked its second tech-related deal in recent years by approving a five-year, $600,000 purchase-lease agreement with American Capital for technology improvements. The deal includes replacing computers, servers and routers and upgrading the financial management and student database systems.

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Grades are in: Digital learning gets more state attention

Digital Learning Now!, a national initiative of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, which pushes to reform education and to improve technology, recently released a report card that grades K12 education policies in each of the nation’s 50 states. But the grades for some states are still failing or near failing.

Tech schools to receive $660M from Siemens to narrow skills gap

Siemens announced nearly $660 million of in-kind software grants for manufacturing programs at vocational high schools, technical community colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts. Thirteen academic partners, including five public high schools, are receiving the grants to support curriculum and training programs.

iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

ISTE 2014

June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

Whole Child Symposium

May 8, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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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