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Digital Promise adds eight schools

Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to promote better use of education technology, has added eight public school districts to its League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of public school districts committed to digital innovation for students.

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Incentive program for Kansas tech education paying off

A new state program that pays students’ tuition to help them pursue a technical education is getting glowing reviews from students and leaders alike. Under legislation passed in 2012, Kansas pays tuition for students who learn technical skills during their junior and senior years of high school.

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Technology will never replace great teachers

Everyone wants to hangout with Sal Khan. The popular founder of the innovative Khan Academy is a good person to rub elbows with—even if you're the Obama administration's top education official.

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How technology is reshaping education

Using technology to transform education isn’t a new concept. But the breadth and depth of how technology can be used today makes it even more important for education and IT leaders to prepare district infrastructures and devices to handle the evolution. As everyone preps for a new school year, Forbes shares the latest on just how technology is reshaping education.

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Exemplary science standards: How does your state compare?

With states weighing whether to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a new analysis from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute compares the existing science standards of 38 states with the NGSS and exemplary standards from three other states.

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10 worst tech predictions of all time

Foretelling what's going to happen in five, 10 or 30 years is pretty much impossible, but some predictions are so spectacularly wrong they should be immortalized. This list presents predictions from some of the biggest names, publications, and research firms that, to date, have been really far off the mark.

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Study reports the benefits of 3D models for science

Research conducted by a scientist at the University of Missouri's School of Medicine found that 3D computer modeling can complement the study of biological systems for many species, particularly in situations where students don't have access to donor animal bodies.

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New technology manager hired for Ridgewood (N.J.) Public Schools

Ryan Kenny, currently the Westwood Regional School District's technology coordinator, has been hired by the Ridgewood Public Schools district as manager of information technology. He will provide leadership in the development, implementation, and coordination of the district's information technology plans.

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Greenwich Schools appoint head of digital learning, technology

Greenwich (Conn.) Public Schools appointed Phillip H. Dunn director of digital learning and technology. Dunn will be responsible for the direction, definition, and management of digital and learning information technology services throughout the district and its offices and will establish strategic plans and standards for digital learning and information services.

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Teaching spelling and grammar is still vital in a tech-driven classroom

In a recent article for The Telegraph, Sugata Mitra, professor of educational technology at Newcastle University, claimed that in today's technologically-advanced world there was no place for teaching grammar or spelling as technology would correct it for us. However, students can't rely on auto correct and spell checker. Advances in technology are no excuse to stop striving for high standards of literacy.

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