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Florida district takes step toward districtwide tech upgrades

The Duval school board took the first step toward a multimillion-dollar effort to boost technology in schools across the district. A resolution was approved to issue a federal no-interest bond to complete hardware upgrades at 41 high-need schools to improve the district’s lacking technological infrastructure.

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$1 million gift brings centralized tech-ed center closer to reality

A centralized technical education center that would serve high school students and adults in Southeast Kansas took a step closer to reality this week with the gift of $1 million by the Bicknell Foundation. The center will bring together technical education offerings by Fort Scott Community College in cooperation with the five school districts in Crawford County.

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New tech school breaks ground in South Carolina

The Richland Two Institute of Innovation, a new technical school in Sandhill, S.C., will be housed in a 180,000-square-foot building on a 32-acre site at a cost of approximately $40 million. It will include a professional development center, student learning labs and a partner space for businesses and educational institutions.

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Nebraska high schoolers score tech internships

Recognizing that the demand for tech talent oftentimes outpaces the availability of skilled workers in the state, a number of Nebraska companies, institutions and nonprofits are beginning to invest in the future by creating internship programs for local high school students.

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Los Angeles school district shifts gears on technology for students

Los Angeles USD officials have allowed a group of high schools to choose from among six different laptop computers for their students — a marked contrast to last year's decision to give every pupil an iPad.

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Omaha Code School tackles Nebraska's tech talent gap

A new Omaha school aims to tackle Nebraska’s technical talent gap by teaching students how to write computer code.

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Idaho schools share state tech grants

Many of the 15 successful applicants plan to use their share of the $3 million in tech pilot project grants for the coming year to provide every student with a high-tech device.

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Massachusetts tech bill to improve school, public safety access

The state legislature is inching toward passing a $999 million information technology bill that includes $38 million to increase internet access for public schools and $68.2 million for public safety communications.

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High school girls learn engineering at Michigan Tech

A group of 150 high school girls from across the country and world are participating in a weeklong camp learning more about being an engineer through Michigan Tech’s Women in Engineering program.

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Alabama school officials mull $3 million career tech expansion

A multimillion-dollar expansion of the Limestone County Career Technical Center could be considered by the county school board. The expansion would create about 22,000 square feet of instructional space and could be completed by October 2015.

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