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Hickory Public Schools planning major technology upgrade for all classrooms
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Hickory Public Schools planning major technology upgrade for all classrooms

As he visited Hickory Public Schools classrooms last school year, Superintendent Bryan Taylor observed that technology across the district is dated and inconsistent.Taylor told the Hickory City Schools Board of Education on Monday that he saw an opportunity with the district’s Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to fit classrooms with newer technology. He asked instructional technology specialist Jordan Caldwell and director of technology Jeff Tice to give a presentation demonstrating features of the 2021 Promethean Platinum interactive panel.The difference between interactive panels and SMART boards is that SMART boards must plug into a PC or other device. An interactive panel is a device itself, though it can also plug into devices. Caldwell...
It’s bigger, better for this year’s Bakersfield Christmas Parade | Entertainment
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It’s bigger, better for this year’s Bakersfield Christmas Parade | Entertainment

The upcoming Bakersfield Christmas Parade is shaping up to be far bigger than last year's.The Dec. 1 event's theme sets the tone with "A Hometown Christmas for over 40 Years," offering the 32 float entries a concept they can interpret through their entries.One of the most heard comments last year was the small number of participating local school bands. This year, the school music programs are up and running and the bands are back.There are 15 participating schools, everything from elementary through high school, and the Bakersfield College drum line, which will escort Santa down the route at the parade's end.Parade watchers can expect the unexpected with i...
16-year-old teen stabbed outside a school in Montreal’s east end: police – Montreal
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16-year-old teen stabbed outside a school in Montreal’s east end: police – Montreal

Montreal police say a 16-year-old teenager was stabbed outside a school in Saint-Michel Thursday afternoon after an altercation broke out between three teen boys. Authorities say the incident happened just after 3 p.m. in front of Collège Reine-Marie, a private high school located on Saint-Michael Boulevard near the Champdoré Street intersection.The victim was stabbed in his back and face, according to police, but health officials say his life is not in danger and he is stable in hospital.An investigation is underway but no arrests have been made. A perimeter was set around the scene for investigators to locate the weapon used in the incident. Trending Stories Police say they will be reviewing security footage from local businesses as well. Story continues...
Metro Technology Centers receives top honors at annual conference | Community
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Metro Technology Centers receives top honors at annual conference | Community

OKLAHOMA CITY – The 55th Annual Oklahoma Academic CareerTech Education (OKACTE) Summit Conference, recently held in Tulsa, brought together over 4,000 professionals to provide networking, professional development and recognition to those who have contributed to the success of CareerTech.Metro Technology Centers was recognized as a Gold Star School for the 22nd year and several district officials, including the assistant superintendent of instruction, received top honors. Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, David Martin, received the OKACTE Arch Alexander Award, one of the highest CareerTech honors awarded annually. Martin, who has been with Metro Techn...