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CTL Debuts J5X Convertible Touch Chromebook for Education

CTL has introduced a new convertible, touch-capable laptop designed to withstand the rigors of student-use in K–12 classrooms, the company announced Friday at the Future of Education Technology Conference.

U.S. Education Apps Market to Grow 28.15% in 2016-2020

The education apps market in the United States is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 28.15 percent in the period of 2016-2020, according to a new report by research firm Research and Markets.

Microsoft Unveils New Devices for Schools, Intune for Ed, Minecraft Ed Updates

Microsoft has unveiled new Windows 10 devices designed to compete with Chromebooks on price; an update to Minecraft for Education; and a new tool for managing classroom devices, Intune for Education.

2017 IT Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey

The results are in for our second-annual survey of IT pros working in K–12 schools and districts. For the most part, tech leaders are doing well in their professions and see a bright future for the industry.

Impero Education Pro 6 Adds Cloud-Based Analytics Tool for Visualizing Safety Data

School IT provider Impero Software is debuting Impero Education Pro 6 at the FETC conference, taking place this week in Orlando, FL.

Nearpod Releases Version 9.5 for iOS

The latest version features an improved interface that increases accessibility for teachers and grants them greater control over students’ devices.

Phishing Attacks Down 10 Percent in 2016

Infosec professionals are 10 percent less likely to report that their organization was the victim of a phishing attack in 2016 than in 2015, though that still means three-quarters of organizations were targeted and half of that same group said phishing attacks are on the rise, according to the latest State of the Phish report from Wombat Security Technologies.

More Than $4 Billion in E-Rate Funds Available for Districts in FY 2017

The Federal Communications Commission sets aside $3.9 billion annually for E-rate funding, and with $200 million rolling over from 2016, school districts will have access to more than $4 billion in fiscal year 2017 for connectivity upgrades.

Mississippi Attorney General Files Suit Against Google Over Handling of Student Data

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has filed suit against Google, Inc., over how the internet behemoth maintains and uses data collected from Mississippi public school students who have Google’s G Suite for Education accounts, the attorney general’s office said in a news release.

Report: Five Actions States Can Take to Bridge the Computer Science Ed Gap

The Southern Regional Education Board, a nonprofit organization consisting of state legislators, educators and policymakers, has released a report detailing five actions states can take to bridge the computer science education gap and prepare young people for a future engaged in computers and information technology (IT).

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