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Miami-Dade teens will receive digital entrepreneurship ed

Six hundred low-income South Florida students will benefit from a new Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship program to help students build entrepreneurship and technology skills. The program is funded by a $200,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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Arkansas district working to bridge the digital divide

The Little Rock School District is offering low-cost computers to families who may normally not be able to afford them. Recently, the Henderson Magnet Middle School gym was transformed into a type of shopping center where parents could buy refurbished computers for just $50.

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Transforming teens into tomorrow's tech titans

Forty-five New York City public high school students are taking big strides toward achieving their dreams by learning how to work together on creating fully functional, original cellphone apps that also have business plans.

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Business partnership teaches Tennessee high schoolers tech skills

Two dozen representatives from the Rutherford County Manufacturing Council in Tennessee spend part of an afternoon recently with 23 Oakland High students enrolled in the mechatronics program at Motlow College.

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Michigan school prepares students for high-tech auto jobs

By the time Brad Foley graduated from high school in 2012, he’d made a bicycle that served as an alternative energy source, providing enough power to light its own turn signals. He'd also helped craft a model of an eco-friendly dashboard for cars. He was well prepared for his part-time job helping to design plastic molds at Hi-Tech Mold & Eng., a Rochester Hills, Mich., supplier to automotive companies.

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Pa. district official wants high-tech recording devices on school buses

Easton Area School District buses might have digital recording devices by the time students return from holiday break next year. Chief Operating Officer Mike Simonetta proposes that the district replace its school bus camera equipment with digital recorders by January. He said about 60 of the district's 95 active buses still use VHS recorders.

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How two struggling schools got two different results with ed tech

By now, many educators understand that technology has the potential to transform teaching and learning. But the term “technology” covers vast territory, and there are many different layers and ways of integrating it from school to school.

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Business partnership teaches high schoolers tech skills

Tennessee manufacturing representatives are happy local schools are helping build a pool of future workers with knowledge in multiple engineering disciplines. Christy Brasher, an area manager at the Bridgestone tire plant in La Vergne, said her company regularly deals with a lack of qualified applicants.

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Pa. publishes school report card, including online and vo-tech schools

The state Department of Education has released the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile, with information on each individual public school, including charter, cyber-charter, and vocational-technical schools.

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New Jersey school district goes 2.0 with digital upgrade

In addition to a multitude of construction projects and repairs made over the summer, the Bayonne school district has upgraded its internet infrastructure by going wireless, which will allow the school to prepare for the Common Core by moving tests online.

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