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Dr. Kecia Ray assumes presidency of ISTE board of directors

The International Society for Technology in Education today announced its 2013-2014 board officers. At the ISTE 2013 conference and expo in June, Kecia Ray, Ed.D., took the helm of the board as president. Ray is the executive director of learning technologies and library services at Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.

Douglas County teachers go to "geek" camp

At an annual “Geek Camp” run by the Douglas County School District (Castle Rock, Colo.), teachers are equipped with the tools and know-how needed to guide the next generation into the future. 

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Georgia district's tech team earns accolades

The Forsyth County (Ga.) school system’s assistive technology team received the Tools for Life Excellence award for outstanding services. The recognition honors those at the local or statewide level who promote or help develop effective technology integration in the classroom, school, system, workplace, or community.

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Mill Valley SD (Calif.) hires new technology director

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

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Federal CIO council to form new 'innovation' committee

The federal Chief Information Officers council is creating an innovation committee that will identify and analyze cutting-edge technology. The committee will look ahead three years and identify potential uses and problems associated with technologies being developed, including mobile devices.

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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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