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1Million Project to Close Homework Gap for 180,000 Students This School Year

Through the 1Million Project, Sprint is providing 180,000 high school students who live in low-income households with free and connected smartphones, tablets or hotspot devices. By the final year, the wants to help connect 1 million students.

Texas District to Deploy Complete ERP Solution

Magnolia Independent School District has selected an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that centralizes finance, human resources and student information.

Colorado’s Online Professional Learning Platform Integrates Video Coaching

COpilot now offers video-powered PD through Edthena. Educators can use the platform to upload videos of their classroom instruction and then share those videos with coaches who can give timestamped comments categorized as questions, suggestions, strengths and notes.

LightSail Version 4.3 Boosts Personalization Features in Reading App

LightSail Education has launched version 4.3 of its K–12 adaptive reading app with new features that open up more personalization options to teachers and students.

Social VR Platform AltspaceVR Says Goodbye

With around 35,000 active monthly users, AltspaceVR is shutting down due to financial difficulty.

Ransomware Extorts $25 Million in Payments over 2 Years

Last year was the first year ransomware was a multi-million-dollar industry, according to the researchers, and it wasn't necessarily the most well known ransomware that accounted for that growth.

Arkansas Hits 100% on School Broadband Target

The latest upgrade to the Arkansas Public School Computer Network means that all of the education organizations in the state now have access to 200 Kbps per student, most connected by fiber.

ClassDojo Releases Free Classroom Toolkit on App

Communication platform ClassDojo today released a new classroom toolkit within its mobile app. The toolkit is free and available for all teachers to use.

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.

Research: IT Spending to Hit $3.5 Trillion in 2017

Worldwide IT spending is set to increase this year, according to a pair of new forecasts.

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