Gov. Rick Scott presented an oversized check for more than $2.4 million to Collier County School District leaders Monday morning in recognition of the district’s performance on the state’s accountability system.
With an emphasis on accountability coming from one leader, the Pelham City Council on Monday night approved $133,000 for the community's five public schools to fund educational materials and other issues.
Spurred on by South Dakota’s pending move to online tests, the Sioux Falls School District plans to spend $7.3 million during the next two years buying Google Chromebooks or Apple iPads for every student, from kindergarten through 12th grade.
A Florida Senate budget proposal includes money for teacher raises, but the State Board of Education is worried the spending plan does not set aside enough money to expand Internet access at state schools. The Senate budget proposal unveiled Wednesday sets aside $76 million to expand Internet access at state schools.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee would like to get public schools' tech levels up to that of private schools, and has asked successful tech firms to “adopt” one of San Francisco’s 12 middle schools to provide them with learning tools. As a result of his request, he may be able to announce a large private gift to schools within the next few weeks.
The Sioux Falls, S.D. school board unanimously approved a new technology plan to put Chromebooks or iPads in every student’s hands over the next two years. Starting next school year, the 17,000 computers will be phased in and will go to grades three to 12, while grades K to 2 will receive iPads.
The pursuit of the newest technology can make people do some unusual things. The Lincoln-Sudbury Parent Organization, it turns out, is no exception. This Saturday, the group will be holding its first charity auction to raise money to buy new laptops, tablets and other devices for the high school, which recently launched a major campaign to update its aging technology.
Easton (Mass.) school officials will take their request for technology funding to the Town Meeting floor this spring. The school committee approved a measure Friday that will allow Superintendent Michael Green to draft a Town Meeting Warrant article that could ask for up to $250,000 in technology funding.
The Technology Student Association at Robertsville Middle School competed in a recent state conference in Chattanooga and finished in the top three in nine events. Twenty-seven students from the TSA chapter at RMS competed in 22 different group and individual events at the 35th Tennessee TSA State Conference, which included 649 middle and high school competitors from 61 Tennessee schools.