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New York City gets state funding to open a construction-focused P-TECH

The city will receive a slice of $28 million in state aid over the next seven years to open a seventh P-TECH school that will offer training in construction management, civil engineering and architectural technology.

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Turning schools into storm tracking stations

Science teachers wanting to teach their students about the changing ways of weather could find themselves with an interesting teaching aid this spring. BloomSky plans to give away 10,000 internet-connected weather probes to schools and parks.

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Report praises Mass. technical schools for industry collaboration

The Filling the Skills Gap” report suggests guaranteeing funding, removing administrative barriers to vocational programs. and making vocational schools the most in-demand schools in urban areas. The report also wants the vocational school model made available to cities and towns that do not belong to a regional vocational-technical district.

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$2.8 million grant funds N.Y. college-district tech program

The Dunkirk City School District and Jamestown Community College will share a nearly $2.8 million state grant to develop and implement a new program that will allow students to earn their high school and associate’s degrees.

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Alabama county unveils new fleet of high-tech school buses

Limestone County Schools has unveiled a group of new higher-tech buses with four security cameras, Wi-Fi capability and LED dome lighting as well as air conditioning, staggered seating and graffiti-proof seats.

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New foundation aims to boost Maryland school's tech initiative

A new community initiative designed to bring the latest technology to Worcester County’s public schools has been launched with a $100,000 donation from Taylor Bank. The Worcester County Education Foundation will be devoted to increasing the technology available to local students.

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FCC chief wants more money for high-speed internet access at schools

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is proposing to raise the annual amount the government spends to wire educational faculties through its E-Rate program to $3.9 billion a year from $2.4 billion.

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Shift to digital distribution changes mail room management

District mail rooms used to be hectic. These days, life is much easier for office administrators who must sort the mail. Much of what the U.S. Postal Service did is now sent electronically through email, made available from companies or compiled in “digital backpack” webpages set up by districts.

Tech students receive hands-on training with Ill. district's equipment

As part of their class work, students in Washington Community High School’s new tech support internship class are working on school-owned equipment after receiving requests from staff. Four class pathways are available to students, include training for the A+ tech support certification.

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Bethlehem schools face multimillion-dollar wireless upgrades

Bethlehem Area School District's wireless capacity is so unreliable that many teachers now shy away from developing lesson plans that depend on Internet access for the more than 14,000 students in the district. A $2.2 million upgrade to the district's wireless infrastructure is being proposed.

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