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3 Trends to Watch in Ed Tech

The technology behind Bitcoin has important implications for education. Here’s how.

How Education Is Closing the Digital Divide

A new SETDA report digs into how states across the country are implementing new programs to help school districts close the digital divide.

Diversity Lacking in K–12 Technology Leadership

Across all K–12 institutions in the United States, public and private, 93 percent of technology leaders are white, and 72 percent are male.

The 3 Key Challenges Impeding K–12 Technology Implementation

The major challenges facing technology adoption in education haven’t changed much over the years. But the priorities of school and district technology leaders have.

Blockchain Deployment Checklist

When it comes to using blockchain technology, there are several use cases across all sectors that institutions are interested in. However, some considerations need to be taken into account before jumping into the technology in full force.

Blockchain’s Potential for Education

While the technology is still in the nascent stages, blockchain-based education systems have the potential to revolutionize how school districts manage student data.

CoSN Adds 4 New Board Members

CoSN, the Consortium for School Networking, announced its new board of directors Wednesday. The organization, which advocates for technology in education and provides resources for K–12 technology leaders, added four new members, including three district IT leaders and a representative from Amazon Web Services.

CoSN Aims to Help School CTOs Gain Leadership Skills

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has launched a new initiative aimed at improving leadership skills for new CTOs and other education technology leaders.

Artificial Intelligence Seeing Massive Surge in Education

Education will experience the third-largest growth of any sector, coming in slightly behind government (44.3 percent) and "personal and consumer services" (43.3 percent).

Kajeet Expands SmartBus Solutions

Kajeet is announcing improvements to its SmartBus offerings to create a fully connected bus for school districts. These enhancements include push to talk headsets, a camera offload function and intelligent sensors.

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