K–12 Districts Turn to Professional Services After 1:1 Rollouts

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The company continues to provide ongoing support; Keeling says the district probably calls them two or three times a week. “It’s Your elementary teachers might be further along than your high school teachers,” she says. “We

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Apple and Microsoft Now Offer $100 Styluses. But Do Schools Need—or Want—Them?

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But losing a different kind of “pencil” that technology companies are aiming to push into schools may likely cause a bigger heartache and headache for the purchasing department. Microsoft was one of the first big tech companies to market styluses to schools. Already the company offers a touchscreen Chromebook, the Spin 11, with a stylus, which retail together for about $350. The company currently markets the product as a tool to enhance creativity in the classroom.

LAUSD to get $6.4M in software settlement from Pearson

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Another computer company, Lenovo, also had charged the district for Pearson curriculum. The deal with Apple, reached in June 2013, was part of a bold initiative — and an exclusive deal with the company — to use school bonds to pay for industry-leading tablets.

Hack Education Weekly News

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The Salt Lake City school board has voted to rename Jackson Elementary. ” Mindwires Consulting’s Michael Feldstein on his company’s new event series, The Empirical Educator Project. ” From the Lenovo website : “Lenovo™ Introduces Lenovo Virtual Reality Classroom.” The digital flash card company has raised $32 million total. million from the testing company ACT. The chatbot-advisor company has raised $3.8

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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ADVANCED & MEASURED PROGRESS ( www.advanc-ed.org ) & ( www.measuredprogress.org ) Measured Progress and AdvancED will join forces to form a unique and far-reaching nonprofit educational company focused on data-driven tools for school improvement. has joined the ENA family of companies.

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Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The bill will be a massive revisions to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Ethics and Legalities The New York Times continues its investigation of education giant Pearson and ethics concerns surrounding lavish trips that the company''s foundation has sponsored for state education officials. Valve , the company behind the video game hit Portal, is working on an educational game.