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Architectural Firm AO Launches New Science and Technology Design Studio, Adds New Address in Northern California

Douglas White, Principal, AO

Douglas White, AIA, NCARB, principal and leader of AO’s Science + Technology Studio

Douglas White, AIA, NCARB, principal and leader of AO’s Science + Technology Studio

AO today announces the launch of a new design studio, AO Science + Technology, following its merger with WHL Architects, a Sunnyvale-based science and technology design firm founded in 1987 by Douglas White, AIA, NCARB. White joins AO as a principal and will spearhead the new science and technology studio alongside AO Partner Rob Budetti.
” data-reactid=”31″ORANGE, Calif. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Architectural services firm AO today announces the launch of a new design studio, AO

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Metro Atlanta schools struggling with computer, Wi-Fi supplies

The dash for laptops, tablets and Wi-Fi hot spots comes as districts are preparing for what could be a long slog of distance learning with a patchwork of solutions to meet the computing needs of students. Some of that requires new spending.

Atlanta Public Schools, for instance, announced last week that it would lease 40,000 Chromebooks and iPads over the next five years for nearly $25 million. In the meantime, it is distributing older Chromebooks to students — machines that had previously been restricted to school buildings.

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DeKalb County last month said it, too, intends to purchase new Chromebooks for all its 102,000 students, but did not provide details on the cost or how they would be funded.

Clayton County’s school board in May approved $36.8 million to lease 38,000 laptops over five years that the district expects to get in September.

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Legislators, law deans seek Bar exam alternatives amid software glitches

With scores of prospective lawyers set to take Florida’s first-ever online Bar exams Wednesday, a growing chorus is calling for state officials to consider alternatives amid reports of problems with the exam software.



a large building: The entrance to the Florida Supreme Court, which on Friday received a request from two state representatives to explore alternatives to next week's online Florida Bar exam. Some have reported problems with the software being used to conduct the exam.


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The entrance to the Florida Supreme Court, which on Friday received a request from two state representatives to explore alternatives to next week’s online Florida Bar exam. Some have reported problems with the software being used to conduct the exam.

On Friday, State Reps. Anna Eskamani, D-Orlando, and Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando, sent a letter to the Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Board of Bar Examiners urging them to consider an email-based open-book exam or to abandon the tests in favor an alternative law-licensing procedure known as diploma privilege.

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“In extreme times, extraordinary measures are warranted,” the representatives wrote. “That is why our offices wholly support emergency licensure, and

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