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Mill Valley SD (Calif.) hires new technology director

James Bowlby, former director of technology for the Menlo Park (Calif.) City School District for 14 years, joined the Mill Valley (Calif.) School District on July 8, in the same capacity.

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Connecticut names Patricia Mann tech high school teacher of the year

A central office committee chose Patricia Mann, an instructor at A.I. Prince Technical High School in Hartford, Conn. out of 16 state finalists who were the respective teachers of the year at technical high schools across the state.

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New W.Va. principal to run the "school of the future"

The new Edgewood Elementary School (Charleston, W.Va.), which will implement a "blended learning" style, has hired Pam Gould as principal. Gould will oversee a staff unfamiliar with the new curriculum, while at the same time consolidating two low-performing schools: Watts and Robins.

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Midland Park (N.J.) school board hires tech expert

The Midland Park (N.J.) schools Board of Education named Eurico Antunes to the district’s new position of technology and data coordinator. According to schools Superintendent Dr. Marie C. Cirasella, the position was created to meet the increasing demands the state has put on school districts for data reporting.

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New principal hired at Minnesota STEM school

Arthur Williams has been selected as the new Jefferson Elementary STEM School principal. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Williams will officially assume his new position at the Winona, Minn. school on August 1. 

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ASCD announces 2013 class of emerging leaders

ASCD has selected 25 educators from around the globe for its 2013 Emerging Leaders class. The Emerging Leaders program recognizes and prepares young, promising educators to influence programs, policy, and practice on both the local and national levels.

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Retired scientists lend a hand to busy teachers

As a senior scientist at the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Morris Aizenman was used to dealing with the complexities of astronomy, astrophysics, and earth sciences. But some of the most challenging questions he gets these days come from curious 7-year-olds. Aizenman has been volunteering in STEM classes at Taylor Elementary School in Arlington, Va.

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Florida CIO is finalist in SearchCIO 2013 IT Leadership Awards

Finalist Deepak Agarwal, CIO for the Palm Beach County (Fla.) School District, is being recognized by SearchCIO for his achievements in cultural innovation, technological advancement, business value, green IT, IT engagement, and customer experience.

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Arkansas district increases technology department staff

The demand for technology in education prompted the Pea Ridge district school board (Benton County, Ark.) to create a third position in technology, agreeing to hire another technology specialist.

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Greater Lowell (Mass.) Technical H.S. committee seeks superintendent

After going through 31 votes that each ended in a 4-4 tie, the Greater Lowell (Mass.) Technical High School Committee opted to immediately look for an interim superintendent who could serve for an initial period of three months.

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