An organization that monitors Internet connectivity to schools has reported that while 20 million additional students have been given access to high-speed Internet, a comparably high number "still don't have the speeds they need."
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Adoption of Mac and iPad devices is increasing in K-12 education, driven primarily by the app ecosystem and user preference, according to a new report.
Sprint has committed to offer free high speed Internet service to students in several Illinois public school districts.
Shipments of Google-powered Chromebooks to K-12 schools have surpassed Apple and Microsoft Devices combined, according to a new report.
Apple has published the Swift programming language, supporting libraries, debugger and package manager under the Apache 2.0 license with a runtime library exception.
The MIT Media Lab, Tufts University and PBS Kids have partnered to release a free app based on the ScratchJr coding language and designed to help kids aged five to eight learn coding concepts.
The K-20 Education Network, a publicly supported network supporting educational institutions throughout the state of Washington, is upgrading its wide area network infrastructure to provide high speed communications to 101 higher education institutions, K-12 school districts and libraries.
The Kentucky Department of Education has selected an Internet content filtering system for implementation at all 173 K-12 school districts throughout the state.
Kanawha County Schools in West Virginia has implemented 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity to its fleet of 158 school buses, so students can complete homework assignments while traveling to and from home, sporting events and field trips.
Broward County Public School District in Florida has implemented open content caching in an effort to deliver online content to classrooms faster.