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March 11, 2013
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  • Mich. district prepares students for tech-driven world
    Michigan's Plymouth-Canton Community Schools district is using a recently approved $114.4 million bond, in part, to invest in the school technology necessary to implement online testing requirements being implemented in the 2014-15 school year. Among other things, the district will purchase digital devices for all students and make improvements to district labs for science, technology, engineering and math to prepare students for technology-driven jobs of the 21st-century. "This is the way of the future, it's the nature of the global world," said John Barrett, school board president. Observer & Eccentric Newspapers (Livonia, Mich.) (3/9)
  • N.J. STEM high school supports success and failure
    Students at a New Jersey high school may not know all the answers when it comes to solving science, technology, engineering and math problems, but they are not afraid to try -- and sometimes fail -- thanks to a culture that supports collaboration and learning by experimenting. Other creative strategies used by school officials include bringing in mentors from local industries and not ranking students by grades. Asbury Park Press (Neptune-Asbury Park, N.J.) (3/10) Email this Story
How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

  Business 
 
  • Pa. school highlights role math plays in engineering
    A group of engineers recently visited a Pennsylvania high school where they helped students understand the specialty areas in engineering and encouraged them to take advanced math classes if they want to pursue a career in engineering. "Don't let that scare you," Richard Krill, an architectural engineer from Woodland Development, said. "One of the things math allows us to do is talk in the same language about something we're passionate about." The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pa.) (3/10)

Time and Attendance: The Core of Managing and Measuring Your Workforce
Based on data from Brandon Hall Group's 2014 Workforce Management Study, this paper explores the evolution of time and attendance, the impact of automation and integration, and the key role time and attendance solutions play in managing and measuring today's workforce. Read the Paper and Learn More

  Trends 
 
  • High-school senior makes his mark on the app market
    Ben Dennis, a high-school senior who has long had an interest in business and technology, incorporated his application-development business when he was just 15. Dennis, who has worked with a wide array of clients, earns $20,000 to $30,000 a year and is planning to attend Indiana University. "My goals for the future are to graduate from Kelley with a high GPA and to create something revolutionary," he said. The Indianapolis Star (tiered subscription model) (3/7) Email this Story
  • North America can become energy exporter in decade, exec says
    North America has the potential to become an energy exporter within 10 years, spurred by a boom in shale oil and natural gas production, said Ryan Lance, chairman and CEO of ConocoPhillips. "The new landscape is like someone picked up the energy world and tilted it," Lance said. Limited access and unfair taxes on the industry, however, could jeopardize shale development, he said. Reuters (3/5)
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How Wayne Township Future-Proofed PC Investment
Investing in PC infrastructure without a long-term tech plan can be a costly gamble. MSD of Wayne Township avoided this trap while stressing durability, performance, and value by investing in future-ready Lenovo® PCs, powered by Intel®. Download Digital Assessment Customer Snapshot: MSD of Wayne Township, a case study sponsored by Lenovo® and Intel®.

  ACTE News 
  • Taking business to school
    The latest case study in our series on business-education partnerships is now available! Read about how Pacific Gas & Electric partnered with education to develop a skilled workforce.
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The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be."
--Socrates,
Greek philosopher



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