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SmartLab HQs Thriving at Aldine ISD

Written by Bill Laurienti

The Aldine Independent School District in Houston, TX is excited about the intermediate and middle school SmartLab HQ programs they introduced during the 2016–2017 school year.

“SmartLabs give students the opportunity to experience new tools, programs, and software. We are equipping students to meet the needs and demands of a changing workforce.”
—Olivia Boatner, Director of Magnet Schools
Bill Laurienti

Bill Laurienti is a Content Marketing Specialist at Creative Learning Systems. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education (English) from Colorado Mesa University and a Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching from the University of California's Rossier School of Education. Bill came to CLS after 10 years in the secondary classroom. He believes SmartLabs are important tools for engaging unengaged students and helping them access careers they might not otherwise have imagined.

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