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New Mexico district partners with college for distance education

Socorro CSD is working with the New Mexico Tech Distance Education program to offer more high school students in rural areas access to college-level courses such as pre-calculus and other mathematics disciplines.

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$5 million in tech grants to be given to 14 Massachusetts communities

Nearly 25,000 students from 47 schools across 14 communities will benefit from funding through the Digital Connections Partnership Schools Grant, a matching state grant program that increases access to digital learning by strengthening school districts' technology infrastructures.

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Ed tech funding soars to nearly $2 billion

Education venture and equity financing increased 55 percent to $1.87 billion in 2014, according to CB Insights. Financing within the industry has nearly quintupled from a base of $385 million in 2009.

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Gov. Rick Scott proposes $20 million for tech centers

The Florida governor is proposing $20 million in funding for technical centers and training. The proposed funding is separate from the education budget he recently proposed.

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President proposes better protection of student data

President Barack Obama has proposed the Student Data Privacy Act, which would prohibit technology firms from profiting from information collected in schools as teachers adopt tablets, online services and internet-connected software.

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A field guide for implementing blended learning

Blended learning is poised to transform education as we know it. We know the what and the why, but it’s not often we learn how. In their book, Blended, Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools, Michael Horn and Heather Staker lay out the components of successful blended learning programs, and challenge readers to create a culture that can make these innovations succeed.

Class around the clock

In many ways, the coming advancements in professional development mirror the trends in classroom instruction: personalization, real-world practice and greater opportunities through blended and online learning.

Huge Sanford school project goes to city’s voters

Sanford may be the site of the most expensive school construction project in Maine's history if residents vote mid-January to accept $92 million in state funds for a new high school and technical center.

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Five career-tech education bills effective in New Jersey

A package of five bills directed at high school technical programs, signed into law by Governor Chris Christie last month, set new standards for career-technical programs in New Jersey, including dual-enrollment programs with public colleges.

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New tech high school approved in Minnesota

The St. Cloud school district, after a 10-year debate about the future of Technical High School, will advance plans for a new high school. Architects' estimates suggest the facility could cost $100 million or more.

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