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7 Schools Win Blended Math Grants

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:39
Students at seven schools in California and Texas will have access to a blended math program thanks to a grant from an engineering and construction company.

Edmentum Updates Sensei with Expanded Reporting, New Views

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 15:18
Edmentum has updated its data platform, Edmentum Sensei, with expanded reporting for teachers using the company's Study Island platform and new views for Plato Courseware and Edmentum Assessments.

Eduplanet21 Debuts New Professional Learning Platform

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:08
Eduplanet21 is launching a new teacher professional development (PD) platform designed to improve PD planning, organization, access to content and collaboration.

New York Charter School Implements Consolidated SIS and Financials

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:18
Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation in New York City has replaced its home-grown information system with a consolidated student information and financial system.

Smartphone Shipments Surge as Feature Phone Sales Drop

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 16:36
Global smartphone shipments grew just more than 20 percent to reach 301 million units in the third quarter of 2014 despite no growth in the mobile phone market overall, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.

Hybrid Classes Outlearn Traditional Classes

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:15
Students in hybrid classrooms outperformed their peers in traditional classes in all grades and subjects, according to the newest study from two organizations that work with schools in establishing hybrid instruction. According to the 2013-2014 "Hybrid Learning Program Results," from Hybrid Learning Institute and Dellicker Strategies, more than nine out of 10 schools using a hybrid learning program reported higher academic performance on standardized tests compared to traditional classrooms in the same school district or state benchmarks.

Georgia Institutions Share $4.5 Million in Grants

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:21
Eighteen educational institutions and groups in Georgia will share $4.5 million over the next two years to improve student achievement in the state.

Washington Ed Tech Co-Op Adds New Services

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:30
The Washington School Information Processing Cooperative (WSIPC) has expanded its relationship with a provider of tools for gathering student information.

DC Public Schools Selects partner for Social Studies Assessments

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:05
District of Columbia Public Schools has chosen a partner to develop items for its online social studies assessments of students in grades 6-8.

California District Adopts Online Registration and Payment Tools

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 16:59
California's San Marino Unified School District has adopted an online registration and payment system in an effort to streamline the processes.

Aerohive Intros Ruggedized 802.11ac Access Point for Outdoor Wireless

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 15:56
Aerohive is rolling out a new 802.11ac access point designed to handle harsh outdoor environments.

Grant: Get an Active Learning Classroom from Steelcase Education

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:32
North American schools and universities have an opportunity to outfit an active learning classroom for free through a new grant program from Steelcase Education.

Florida STEAM School Goes 1:1 with Grant Funding

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:35
A federal magnet program gives a Melbourne, FL school $1 million to provide each student with a laptop.

iRobot Debuts Roomba-Based Robot Platform for STEM Ed

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 08:30
iRobot has launched a preassembled robot platform, dubbed Create 2, designed to give students, teachers and developers experience programming robots.

Denton ISD Adopts Mobile App To Push Student Engagement

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 19:07
The Denton Independent School District has deployed a free mobile app in an effort to improve student participation.

Performance Matters Key Data Systems Partner on Common Core Assessments

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 17:45
Performance Matters has partnered with Key Data Systems to provide new Common Core State Standard-aligned assessment items through its Unify platform.

What the New E-rate Funding Can Do for Your District

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 13:30
The $1.5 billion increase in annual funding approved by the FCC last week is expected to allow 101,000 schools and 16,000 libraries to expand their high-speed broadband and WiFi access.

Servers See Mild Growth in Q3

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:38
The number of servers shipped in the third quarter of 2014 grew 1 percent, with North America and Asia/Pacific driving the mild upward swing.

E-Learning Software Tops Educator Shopping List

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 08:40
When it comes to choosing what technology will be added to schools, e-learning and classroom management top the list. While half of schools already use e-learning software and online homework portals, another 29 percent expect to add or update that in their classroom arsenals, according to a new report from CompTIA.

Unigo, Get Schooled Partner To Gamify College Search

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 08:30
Unigo and Get Schooled have partnered on a gamified platform designed to help students select and prepare for college.