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Los Banos (Calif.) district receives grant to upgrade infrastructure

The Los Banos (Calif.) Unified School District is about half way to having the technology needed for computer adaptive testing, which will be mandatory in California in the 2014-2015 school year.

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Tennessee district readies for PARCC with upgrades

Bradley County Schools system (Cleveland, Tenn.) is updating technology devices and its infrastructure to better serve students and prepare for PARCC online testing in time for the 2014-2015 school year.

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Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust awards 18 grants

The Central High Public Schools (Marlow, Okla.) plans to purchase 60 iPads and much more thanks to a $40,000 grant it recently received from the Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust. Central High is one of 18 districts to receive a grant.

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Tech Treck brings scientific opportunity to middle school girls

The Sonoma County (Calif.) branch of the American Association of University Women offers a unique experience to middle school girls: the Tech Treck, an opportunity to attend a mathematics and science convention at Stanford University tailored for young minds.

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Last-minute call saves Pennsylvania technical school renovations

After decades of failed attempts, the Upper Bucks Technical School in Bedminster Township will receive about $23 million to renovate the nearly 50-year-old facility. But it almost didn't happen. It took an emergency cell phone call to secure the required amount of votes after the first vote failed. 

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Copperas Cove (Texas) ISD approves long-term plan

The Copperas Cove (Texas) Independent School District's board of trustees voted this month to approve a long-term technology plan, which lays out a road map to bolster and improve the availability and use of technology over the next three years.

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Eleven Idaho schools to get state grants

Eleven schools around the state, including one charter school, one virtual charter school, five middle schools, three high schools, and one elementary school, have been selected for the $3 million in pilot project grants for school technology that state lawmakers approved this year.

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Broadening horizons for Miami-Dade students with disabilities

Across the country, schools such as Miami-Dade's Bridges to Tomorrow, a transition academy, are using computer programs and digital power tools to teach life and job skills to special needs students, better equipping them to overcome disabilities, mental disorders, and debilitating illnesses.

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New Media Consortium launches free Facebook-based teacher training

The New Media Consortium opened enrollment for its free, online mini-course, “Applications of Social Media for STEMx Teaching,” which will take place on Facebook. The NMC is the first known education organization to offer a course that takes place exclusively on a Facebook community page.

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Over 700 ed leaders discuss digital solutions at blended learning summits

A series of nationwide executive leadership summits have been held to foster discussion about the future of online and blended learning. The events highlighted solutions being implemented to meet a range of district needs, including courses that meet the upcoming Common Core standards.

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