People Watch

Ex-school tech director spied on colleagues, police say

An arrest warrant has been issued for Thomas Drago, who was under investigation earlier this year for allegedly spying on his co-workers' computers. The Easton (Pa.) Area School District's former technology director is facing wiretapping charges.

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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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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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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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UMass appoints CIO

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst appointed Julie Buehler as vice chancellor of information services and strategy and chief information officer (CIO). Prior to this appointment, Buehler held several executive-level positions with the University of Rochester, including most recently, deputy CIO.

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Laguna Beach, Calif. district hires CIO

Laguna Beach Unified School District (Calif.) board members unanimously approved Sean Colt as the district's new chief technology officer. Colt currently is the director of technology at Belmont-Redwood (Calif.) Shores School District, where he manages all of the district's information technology, including computer maintenance, internet access and computer hardware and software purchases.

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Q&A with executive director of technology Dennis Beekman

Dennis Beekman took over as executive director of technology at Robbinsdale Area Schools (New Hope, Minn.) on July 15. Here, he discusses his goals for the district.

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Ala. Gov. Bentley supports funding for math, science, and technology

Gov. Robert Bentley visited Oak Mountain Middle School as between 300 and 400 instructors began two-week training in conjunction with the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative.

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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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