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Tech companies angle for big bucks in education

Enthusiasm for transforming education into a dynamic, personalized experience for kids is fueling innovative ideas and attracting a lot of money. While education leaders call for student access to useful tools and skills, entrepreneurs and investors see a market ripe for penetration.

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Warren School parents want public hearing for blended classroom

Parents of students who attend Warren School in Litchfield, Conn., came out in force to the Region 6 Board of Education meeting to dispute a blended first- and second-grade classroom that will be implemented next year.

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Online curriculum increases options for Arizona students

With the new school year approaching, many Arizona school districts are flaunting the success their busy, on-the-go, technology-wielding students have had with online curricula, such as the Mesa Distance Learning Program.

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Baldwin County schools holds digital PD classes

Classrooms at Robertsdale Elementary (Bay Minette, Ala.) were filled with teachers recently. The "students" were there for a first-of-its-kind Digital Renaissance Conference designed to put the latest learning tools in teachers' hands.

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Texas STEM academy wins social justice award

New Tech Network announced at its recent annual conference that Math, Engineering, Technology and Science Academy (Carrolton, Texas) was named recipient of the Chad P. Wick Award for Social Justice. This award is given to a school that demonstrates success in closing the achievement gap for underserved students.

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Clarksville Community Schools to turn department store into tech school

Four months later than expected, an agreement has been reached between the Clarksville Redevelopment Commission and Clarksville Community Schools to transfer the old Value City department store to the district. The building will house the New Tech High School.

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Three Utah schools raise money for iPads and HDTVs

The state gifted digital gear to three schools last year, but this year’s candidates had to provide half the cost, or about $740 per student. For schools that succeeded in raising their share, the funding will be spent on high-definition TVs, more computers, teacher training, and swift wireless networks.

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Florida district hands out Macbooks and iPads

Beginning this school year, every Flagler County student in grades 5-12 will be issued a MacBook or iPad to give them 24/7 access to engaging and interactive technology and digital curriculum resources.

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Ohio tech academy now open to grades seven and eight

Project-based learning school Muskingum Valley New Tech Academy, part of Zanesville (Ohio) High School, will open up to grades seven and eight for the next school year after being open only to grades nine to 11 this past year.

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Michigan district gets $1.1M grant

The River Valley School District (Three Oaks, Mich.) has received $1.1 million, the largest grant ever awarded by local investment group The Pokagon Fund. The money will be used to improve security and enhance technology at the district’s three buildings.

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