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4/9/2014

4/9/2014
Through a partnership between the Youngstown district and Applied Systems and Technology Transfer (AST2), precision-machining and engineering high school students are making the parts for AST2’s INVENT3D printers. The smaller 3D printers are designed to be assembled, used and disassembled by students.
4/9/2014
The city's board has borrowed the first $11 million it approved in February for technology, computer and software upgrades. It will be used to fund the first phase of the district’s Digital Learning Plan, followed by more loans over the next several years to reach the $55 million estimate needed to complete all the technology improvements.
4/9/2014
A group of Bartlett High School freshmen designed a smartphone app that lets users track their diet and exercise routines while also giving support to friends as they meet their health goals. The app, which combines stats with social networking, is expected to be available in June as a free download through Google Play for Android.
4/9/2014
LeCroy Career Technical Center's WSMX 98.3 FM Super Mix, the first high school career tech radio station and one of the first high school radio stations in Alabama, has been launched to reach residents in Clanton and surrounding areas through school-based broadcasts.
4/9/2014
TabPilot Learning Systems released Tablet Manager 4.0, expanding features that allow for classroom control, monitoring, and management of tablets in shared-use environments.
4/9/2014
Extreme Networks and Pro Football Hall of Fame are partnering on education and community outreach in K12 districts across the country. Extreme will be donating its IdentiFi Wireless and high performance switch technology to be distributed across multiple districts and powering the PFHOF’s Heart of a Hall of Famer series.
4/9/2014
Discovery Education has created a special Earth Day collection of videos, images and articles through Discovery Education Streaming and Streaming Plus. The resources teach students about environmental conservation, sustainability and other science topics.
4/9/2014
Baltimore school officials presented a budget scenario that calls for sizeable staff layoffs and de-funding key contracts that serve schools if a $31 million deficit is not closed.
4/9/2014
When teachers or coaches are charged in incidents involving sexual relationships with students, it’s disturbing on a number of levels. The potential exists that the offenses will go unreported and could occur again. Schools can currently allow educators to quit quietly and get hired at another school without their past known.
4/9/2014
The “Religious Viewpoints Anti-discrimination Act” passed both legislative houses by large margins. Under current law, students have the right to express their religious views. This new law is not needed to make this clear. What is disputed, however, is where to draw the line on that expression before a captive audience at school-sponsored events.
4/9/2014
Many charters, including those not-for-profits operated by leading critics of New York City Mayor de Blasio, seem to be more about making money for top executives. Educating children, when it actually happens, is at best a by-product.
4/9/2014
A measure was passed that would provide $2 million to keep the Normandy district open for the rest of the school year. Normandy was financially solvent prior to last summer’s state Supreme Court ruling that upheld the transfer law, which allows children in unaccredited districts to transfer to better schools at their home district's expense.
4/9/2014
The state's board will be considering the addition of Mexican American Studies as an official high school elective. Over 50 percent of the state's public school students are Hispanic. The board is considering a total of 20 new courses this week with several already being developed in response to legislation from the 2013 session.
4/9/2014
A new approach to assessing students’ three-dimensional learning should give teachers a clearer picture of the reasoning their students are using to grasp science concepts. This more intensive assessment will be a critical tool for schools implementing the Next Generation Science Standards to boost STEM scores.
4/9/2014
Mutualink has introduced a secure multimedia communications platform to enhance schools’ safety and security by establishing a direct link with police, fire, EMS and other entities in emergency situations. Mutualink K12, designed exclusively for K12 schools, acts as a gateway for real-time voice, video, data and text communications.

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