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Bursari Expands Digital Payment System to Schools Nationwide

Bursari, a Florida-based electronic payment system for schools and families, is expanding nationwide starting today. The platform is designed to provide parents, students and educators with a quick and simple method to make online payments for expenses related to school.

Report: Educator Confidence in Technology Increasing

Sixty-five percent of educators expressed confidence in using digital technology in their classrooms, a 7 percent increase over last year, according to a recent survey by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

FBI Issues Warning on Internet-Connected Toys

The FBI has issued a consumer notice warning that internet-connected toys could pose a privacy and contact threat to children, because of the large amount of personal information that may be unknowingly revealed.

Alma Adds Custom Reporting Features to Relieve Data Burden for IT

A new in-app feature within the Alma student information system and learning management system aims to ease the burden of student data for IT staff, while also increasing autonomy for teachers, principals and school district officials.

Several School Districts in U.S. Cancel Class for Aug. 21 Eclipse

School districts in Tennessee, Missouri, South Carolina and other states have canceled class Aug. 21, owing to a total eclipse of the sun expected on that date across a wide swath of the United States.

ClassTag Updates Communication App to Reach Parents Offline

Free parent engagement app ClassTag has added integrated printing in an effort to communicate with parents wherever they happen to be.

Otus Updates Data Management Platform to Integrate Third-Party Assessment Data

Otus has unveiled updates to its data management platform designed to offer more options for data analysis and reporting to inform district-level decisions.

Survey: 87 Percent of E-rate Applicants Say Funding Vital to Connectivity Goals

Nearly nine in 10 (87 percent) of E-rate applicants say E-rate funds are vital to their internet connectivity goals, according to the initial findings of Funds For Learning's seventh-annual survey.

Stuck in a Portable Classroom? Here's How to Make the Best of It

Every day in the U.S., hundreds of thousands of teachers go to work in portable classrooms. These teachers and their students face challenges such as limited space and difficult access to bathrooms. Here, a principal and a district director of technology share their solutions for making sure that every student in every type of classroom has equal access to quality education.

Richard Culatta Has Big Dreams for ISTE

Richard Culatta, the new CEO of ISTE, recently spoke with THE Journal about his experiences in education and ed tech, as well as his plans for ISTE as it prepares for its big summer conference this month in San Antonio, TX.

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