People Watch

Long Island superintendent featured at ed tech association meeting

Superintendent of the Mineola Union Free School District Michael P. Nagler was a featured presenter at the Oct. 16 meeting of the Association of Suffolk County Supervisors for Educational Technologies.

Read more »

Missouri K12 tech director honored nationally

The Affton School District’s director of technology and innovation, Dr. Robert Dillon, has been named a fellow of the Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence. The relationship with the institute will help connect Affton students to innovation, ideas, resources, and opportunities.

Read more »

Iowa district tech director wins state award

Efforts to expand technology in the Sioux City school district have earned Technology Director Neil Schroeder an award as one of the state’s top administrators. Schroeder was named Iowa Technology & Education Connection’s administrator of the year Friday. The award is given to a principal, superintendent, or other administrator who expands the use of technology in their district.

Read more »

Baton Rouge district to hire Common Core consultant

As the Common Core educational standards continue to be hotly debated in some parts of Louisiana, Baton Rouge school officials say they are determined to make the district's curriculum more rigorous and they want to hire a consultant to help.

Read more »

Connecticut's Franklin district looks to hire new tech position

The Franklin School Department in Connecticut is requesting $30,000 to hire an additional technology specialist, saying the position will help with the transition into the new high-tech Franklin High School.

Read more »

School tech director indicted in teen rape case

William Rhinamin, the director of technology for Steubenville City Schools, was arrested after he was named in a four-count indictment by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. The 53-year-old Rhinamin is facing several charges, including tampering with evidence, a third degree felony; obstructing justice, a fifth degree felony; obstructing official business, a second degree misdemeanor and perjury, a third degree felony.

Read more »

Marilyn Gavitt discusses her district's success in a Skype intervew

Marilyn Gavitt, instructional technology coordinator for Martin County Schools in Stuart, Fla., talks teaching, instructional technology, and professional development with Connect Learning Today in a Skype video interview. Learn how Gavitt’s staff went from very little technology to interactive tech throughout her district.

Read more »

AMX hires Scott Bahr as head of global sales

AMX has announced that Scott Bahr has joined the company as executive vice president, global sales, effective Oct. 1. Mr. Bahr comes to AMX from Nokia, where he held a number of senior sales executive posts, including, mostly recently, general manager of global channel sales.

Read more »

Corn selected as deputy CIO at Brandeis U

Michael Corn has been selected to be Brandeis’ new chief information security & privacy officer and deputy CIO. Corn’s responsibilities at Brandeis will include overseeing information security staff and supervising two divisions in Library & Technology Services, as well as managing other areas within the university.

Read more »

Oceanographer Ballard announces grant to eight R.I. schools

Oceanographer Robert Ballard announced a $500,000 state grant to extend his online learning project to eight additional public schools. Last year, the General Assembly awarded $500,000 to launch JASON Learning, a nonprofit founded by Ballard that teaches more than 2 million students annually in STEM subjects.

Read more »

Pages