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Locking down student data

The increasing shift to online learning and collaboration has created new concerns around student privacy. Keeping data as secure in the cloud as it would be in a locked file cabinet requires communication, diligence and strong policies.

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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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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Federal government to put $25 million toward cybersecurity education

The Department of Energy will provide a $25 million grant over the next five years to support cybersecurity education. The new grant will support the creation of a new cybersecurity consortium consisting of 13 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, two national labs, and a K12 school district — Charleston County schools in South Carolina.

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Life lessons light up science education

From designing more creative and flexible science classrooms to developing community service projects that engage girls in STEM, this year’s National Science Teachers Association conference in March is all about K12 students connecting learning to the real world.

Tips for hiring the best tech staff

Student-centered CIOs must now focus more on the user experience, data security and mobile learning than on just keeping networks and machines functioning.

Tech programs re-evaluated in Colorado district

Pueblo City Schools high school students could soon be able to earn certification in career fields such as welding, computer applications, culinary arts and health care by the time they graduate under a new proposal by district leaders.

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Overhaul brings Southeast Tech, school board closer

South Dakota’s four technical institutes are currently governed by public school districts. Under a new arrangement, the director of the Southeast Technical Institute will report directly to the Sioux Falls school board rather than to the district superintendent.

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