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Northville (Mich.) Schools Get Better Technology Without Raising Taxes

A technology bond, approved by voters in the Northville Public Schools district in November, will start to make improvements to the schools' technology plan this spring. Improvements include new PCs, interactive white boards and replacing some school buses.

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Report: Marblehead School Technology in ‘Very Poor Shape’

Last week, Marblehead Public School Supervisor of Technology Ken Lord, delivered some grim news. "The Marblehead Public School technology systems are in very poor shape," Lord writes in the executive summary of a draft of the Marblehead Public Schools' Technology Plan, the final version of which was presented at the School Committee's Jan. 10 meeting.

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School District Plans $3.8 Million Technology Update

Rochester public schools are going more mobile, but it just won't be iPads. As part of a three-year cycle of technology upgrades, the district plans to purchase 4,020 computers, 20 percent of which will be portable devices and mini-laptops. Details of the district's $3.8 million technology proposal were unveiled Tuesday at the board's first regular meeting of the year.

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Donors Can Help Reboot School Technology

Computer repair business owner Christopher Baran was taken aback when attending a charity event at the Christian K-12 Shorewood school, Christ's Academy, recently.

Its computers were pretty out of date, he could see, and there weren't enough for the number of students.

"They showed me what they were working with," Baran said, "and it was nowhere near what they should have, and not everything worked. A lot of their computers were several generations outdated."

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High School Internet Safety Course Seeks Safeguards for Teens

An annual Internet safety course taught by students for students at Shippensburg (Pa.) high school urges young people to think before they post on the web.

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California School Uses Laptops to Enable Learning

The Academy of Business, Law and Education charter school in Stockton, Calif. is an all-digital high school that uses an online curriculum and web-based research tools.

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Maryland Announces State's High School Tech Ed Teacher of the Year

Jim Deitrich, currently teaching at Liberty High and former teacher at Westminster High, has been named Maryland's High School Technology Education Teacher of the Year.

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Technology Recycler Steps in to Help Marblehead, Mass. Schools

No matter how much unwanted electronics are clogging your workspace, chances are, the Marblehead schools, with over 3,000 pounds of technology on hand, have you beat.

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Urbana (Ohio) Students Utilize Own Technology for Learning

Urbana Junior High and High School students no longer getting in trouble for bringing out Kindles or iPads, thanks to a new Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) pilot program.

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Plattsmouth (Neb.) School Staff Unveil 1:1 Laptop Technology Proposal

Plattsmouth Community Schools' technology committee's proposal calls for all K12 teachers to receive laptops next year and high school students to receive computers in 2014.

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