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LiteManager launches new remote access software version

LiteManager 4.6 enables teachers to demonstrate an action to all students by sharing the instructor's desktop on the students' remote computers. The demonstration mode can also be used in distance learning via the Internet.

A new interactive picture book app released by Star Tale

Star Tale is a new interactive picture book brand by WiseKids. The first launch includes nine apps for the fairy tale series, which supports seven different languages and customized reading modes.

Sky Factory launches smart digital cinema virtual window

Sky Factory’s Digital Cinema Virtual Window, eScape, combines real-time moving images and sound in Full HD in a simpler integrated platform that features an intuitive on-screen menu, easy to order plug and play content, and no longer requires an external playback unit.

Tech, online options for South Carolina schools

For decades, South Carolina has struggled to provide better education to rural students and address failing schools. Greater collaboration with the state’s burgeoning manufacturing and tech industries could provide a fresh way for students to develop practical skills.

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The cruel waste of America’s tech talent

We grant roughly 85,000 H1B visas for immigrants with special skills. Yet we overlook a generation of undocumented students who are deemed foreigners but who grew up here and plan to stay. At a time when science and technology prowess will be critical to this country’s growth, we can’t afford to squander the homegrown brainpower of these students.

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California district secures over $200,000 for tech education

The Glendale USD's board accepted $219,000 in federal money that will support career-technical education programs throughout Glendale’s middle schools and high schools. This year, the funds will support students taking on digital media and engineering with an emphasis on robotics and forensic science.

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Pennsylvania district's outsourced technology program moving forward

Despite push back from Northeastern York School District's former technology staff, the administration is touting gains in student-to-teacher engagement, and improvement in technological support after the district outsourced its technology department to Pittsburgh-based Questeq.

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Courts ill-equipped to police cyber-threats and cyberbullying

Our courts must have a quicker means of obtaining identifying information in cases of cyber-threats or cyberbullying. Cyber-threat perpetrators and cyberbullies have all the tools they need to launch their attacks; victims should have the tools they need to defend themselves.

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Florida governor supports tech schools with more dollars

Gov. Rick Scott is looking to invest $20 million more dollars on technical education. The Florida governor is proposing that more money be spent on equipment to help better train students for jobs once they graduate.

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Illinois Tech partners with area high school

Under a new STEM partnership between Illinois Institute of Technology, Exelon Corporation and Chicago's Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center, qualified students will be able to earn college credits at the four-year university. It will be provided at no cost to Von Steuben students beginning in the 2015-16 school year.

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