The Milton Hershey School will extend its Hershey Learn to Grow Ghana Distance Learning Program, which launched last fall, through the end of the 2013 school year. The live distance learning program uses real-time, high-definition technology to connect approximately 80 primary-age students in Hershey, PA and Assin Fosu, Ghana.
In an effort to bridge the digital divide, Passaic City Public Schools will begin a phased deployment for a district-wide 1:1 computing program by distributing 5,000 laptops to all students in grades 7-12.
- By Sharleen Nelson
Bradford Networks has introduced Network Sentry SmartEdge Platform, a new open platform designed to help security, mobile device management, and network infrastructure vendors integrate their products with Network Sentry, the company's network access control solution.
Discovery Education is adding mathematics to its series of Techbook digital textbooks in 2014.
A two-year independent commission studying the future of education and especially the effective use of assessment to measure student learning has issued a public policy statement calling for policymakers to turn their attention on the use of assessments to providing timely information to students and teachers rather than school and teacher accountability.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Despite tough economic circumstances and sequestration, investment in education technology "can't wait," according to United States Representative George Miller, who addressed education leaders Monday at the CoSN 2013 conference in San Diego, CA. Miller has introduced legislation that would bring $750 million in funding specifically targeted toward technology in education, funding that has dried up with the end of EETT and ARRA.
Educators can now access a new free resource designed to help measure student comprehension and mastery of mathematical concepts.
Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago have decided to transition from traditional paper transcript exchanges to electronic transcript exchange services.
A new report from CoSN also finds that the majority of school tech budgets will decline or remain flat in the upcoming year.
This week Samsung unveiled the five grand prize winners of its Solve for Tomorrow contest.