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Analysts: Chromebooks Pass Up All Other Devices Combined in U.S. Schools

Shipments of Google-powered Chromebooks to K-12 schools have surpassed Apple and Microsoft Devices combined, according to a new report.

Apple Takes Swift Open Source

Apple has published the Swift programming language, supporting libraries, debugger and package manager under the Apache 2.0 license with a runtime library exception.

MIT, Tufts U Partner with PBS on Coding App for Elementary Students

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.

Washington's K-20 Ed Network Upgrades WAN

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.

Kentucky Public Schools Get Internet Content Filtering System

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 Supplies Wi-Fi on School Buses

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 School District Accelerates Internet Content Delivery

Broward County Public School District in Florida has implemented open content caching in an effort to deliver online content to classrooms faster.

4 Steps to Providing More Access in Schools

A frequent conflict that educators have with their IT departments is over access to content for students — content that's often being blocked at the behest of administrators and parents. And many IT directors are becoming less interested in being stuck in the middle.

Nebraska District Unifies Multiple Processes into a Single SIS

Kearney Public Schools picked Infinite Campus to consolidate several previous systems.

Time Warner Partners with i-Safe Ventures on CIPA Compliance

Time Warner Cable Business Class has partnered with i-SAFE Ventures with the goal of making it easier for E-Rate schools to comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act.

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