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Clarksville Community Schools to turn department store into tech school

Four months later than expected, an agreement has been reached between the Clarksville Redevelopment Commission and Clarksville Community Schools to transfer the old Value City department store to the district. The building will house the New Tech High School.

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Brentwood tech coordinator shares tools, techniques in online forum

Christine Baker, technology coordinator for Brentwood Elementary School (Pensacola, Fla.) is one of 11 educators who gave a presentation at the EdModoCon 2013 live online conference. She shared information about tools and techniques being used in the Brentwood classrooms.

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Three Utah schools raise money for iPads and HDTVs

The state gifted digital gear to three schools last year, but this year’s candidates had to provide half the cost, or about $740 per student. For schools that succeeded in raising their share, the funding will be spent on high-definition TVs, more computers, teacher training, and swift wireless networks.

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Florida district hands out Macbooks and iPads

Beginning this school year, every Flagler County student in grades 5-12 will be issued a MacBook or iPad to give them 24/7 access to engaging and interactive technology and digital curriculum resources.

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Auburn school board appoints chief information officer

Just two weeks after the position was officially created, the Board of Education for the Auburn (N.Y.) Enlarged City School District has approved the appointment of a chief information officer who will oversee the district's use of data and technology.

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Dropout recovery and prevention online community of practice

The Dropout Recovery and Prevention OCP is a collaborative effort managed by the American Institutes for Research Connected Educators project. The community focuses on improving outcomes for over-age, under-credited learners, with an emphasis on helping schools play a central role in dropout recovery by partnering with other community organizations.

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FAQs about online learning

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) has put together a list of frequently-asked questions about online learning, with sections for parents, teachers, and administrators. Information includes how to start an online or blended learning program, and how to find quality online courses to implement in your school.

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Should iris, fingerprint scans define Florida children's futures?

If someone hacks into your credit file and steals your identity, you can change your PIN. But if your iris scan is stolen, you can’t change your eye. Bottom line: If your biometric information is taken, you have no protection, which means that using iris scans to track students is putting their identities at risk.

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Education that’s not to the point

Esther Cepeda argues that faculty should use technology to learn better communication skills, not just to regurgitate information to students. Educational technology, she feels, has become a multibillion-dollar racket for an ever-expanding number of companies selling everything from computers, tablets, and software to schools desperate to improve educational outcomes.

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Kerry Higgs appointed to Cape May Tech board

Rio Grande resident Kerry Higgs, a former police officer and member of the city's Board of Education, was appointed to fill the unexpired term of James R. Washington II of West Cape May (N.J.) on the Cape May County Technical School District.

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