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FreshGrade Debuts Parent Engagement iPad App

FreshGrade has released a free new iPad app, also called FreshGrade, designed to help teachers efficiently capture, document and share student learning with parents in real time.

Idaho Schools Scramble when Broadband Contracts Voided

Idaho school districts are scrambling to make sure they have Internet broadband after a court case threw out the agreements they had with their Internet service providers.

Net Neutrality Win: FCC Proclaims Internet a Utility

The Federal Communications Commission today chose to keep the Internet open. In a three-two vote split down party lines, the FCC officially reclassified broadband Internet as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act.

DH2i Launches DxEnterprise Container Management for Windows Server

DH2i has released DxEnterprise, application container management software for Microsoft Windows Server mid-to-enterprise class applications and workloads.

Testing Is Biggest Moneymaker for Education Technology Vendors

Software vendors and publishers raked in $2.5 billion on digital assessment products in the United States in the latest school year for which there is data, according to a new report. The total market for software and content in U.S. preK-12 education was up by $480 million to $8.38 billion.

Twin Cities School District Consolidates Administrative Functions

Taking advantage of Infinite Campus SIS, Shakopee Public Schools now has a single system for all student information, finance, human resources, payroll and business functions.

Report: K-12 Cloud Market Matured, Financial Models Need Improvement

K-12 schools deliver more IT services totally or partially through the cloud, at an average of 42 percent of total IT services, than enterprise in general, which delivers 35 percent of IT services via the cloud, according to a new report from CDW. Despite the widespread use of cloud services, however, models of their financial impact are often inaccurate.

10 Things Students Should Know About Tech by Fifth Grade

An instructional technologist wrote the following list for parents at her school to tell them what their kids need to know to be ready for upper school.

The Web's About To Get Faster

Hypertext Transfer Protocol version 2 is, at long last, a done deal.

What the New E-Rate Application, Funding and Deadlines Mean to You

An FCC adviser explains what districts should expect from a modernized application process and updated funding priorities.

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