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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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Letting learning technology flourish in schools

A photo on Scott McLeod’s popular “Dangerously Irrelevant” blog carries the caption, “We’re so busy doing 20th century teaching, we don’t have time to initiate 21st century learning.” McLeod, an associate professor of educational leadership, is concerned that an education system that doesn’t embrace technology won't prepare students to compete in the knowledge-based economy.

Military-style technology finds way into school district safety measures

Shooter Detection Systems has installed infrared sensors and microphones in Methuen, Mass., that can pick up the sound of gunfire and immediately notify school and law enforcement officials. But there is debate about whether such military-style measures are as valuable as more prevention-minded methods for schools with limited resources.

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