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Apple Jumps into ConnectED Initiative with $100 Million in Tech Grants

Apple has chosen 114 schools to receive a share of $100 million in grants to provide curriculum support, wireless infrastructure and classroom technology, such as iPads and MacBooks.

PowerSchool Adds Identity Management from Tools4ever

Pearson has partnered with Tools4ever to provide identity and password management within its PowerSchool student information system.

5 Ways to Make the Most of the New E-Rate

As funding is phased out for some technologies and increased for others, here’s how you can get more of what you need.

Report: Mobile Devices Shifting from Touch to Sensors

Over the next five years, mobile and wearable devices will rely less on touchscreen user interfaces and increasingly on sensors, and the next generation of devices and the Internet of Things will drive development of voice, gesture, eye-tracking and other interfaces, according to a new study from ABI Research.

Report: Security Pressures Making Older Firewalls Obsolete

The firewalls and intrusion protection systems in use by educational organizations to protect their enterprise networks may not be keeping up with the new security demands of virtualized data centers.

Researchers Propose Application To Bypass Internet Traffic Jams

Researchers from Cornell University, the University of Southern California and University of Massachusetts have proposed an application to help network operators find the best routes for their data and bypass Internet traffic jams.

CENIC Offers Infrastructure-as-a-Service Tools

The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California now offers a suite of infrastructure-as-a-service cloud services for member institutions in California's research and education community, eliminating the need to conduct local procurement processes for these services.

E-Library of Research Materials Bulks Up Literature Collection

A company that supplies research materials to students for their own academic assignments has added 20,000 topics in the field of literature.

Microsoft Beefs Up Azure

Determined to set his company's cloud platform apart from the competition, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella called a press event in San Francisco to unveil several upgrades for Azure, including beefed up virtual machines and storage and a marketplace where cloud-based providers can promote their services.

U.S. Schools To Help Double Chromebook Deployments This Year

According to a new report, unit shipments of Chromebooks are likely to double this year, with the bulk of deployments happening in the United States, driven mainly by strong demand in schools, particularly elementary schools.