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Connection Merges GovConnection, PC Connection, MoreDirect, Softmart into Single Brand

One of the major IT solution providers in the education space is renaming itself. Connection, formerly known as PC Connection, is moving all of its subsidiaries, including GovConnection, into the new brand.

Blackboard, Authentica Partner on Data Integration

Blackboard and Authentica Solutions, a company that provides tools for data authentication and management, have extended a partnership that aims to improve the bi-directional flow of data between Blackboard's learning management systems and other education applications.

Apple Unveils iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2

Apple unveiled the iPhone 7, 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2 on Wednesday. The products should be available starting Sept. 16.

Non-Profit Pilots Delivery of Offline OER for Prisoner Education

A non-profit organization with technology that brings digital content to "offline" populations around the world for the purposes of education will be paying more attention to a U.S. population that's also unable to access the Internet: those in prisons and jails.

New AI Tool Helps High Schoolers with College Admissions

SchoolWise, an online platform for high school students interested in college, has launched GoSchoolWise.com, a new website that’s designed to help high school students and their parents during the often arduous college admissions process.

CIO Best Practices: 3 Key Steps for Digital Transformation Initiatives

Digital transformation has the potential to revolutionize citizen services, but efforts to bring about that change are "often hindered by top-down hierarchies, cultural legacies and the lack of a compelling vision."

Tustin Unified School District Embraces Wearable Tech in Classroom

Tustin Unified School District in Orange County, CA has been experimenting with virtual reality, and the district’s senior director of technology is considering using fitness trackers and other wearable devices for future learning.

The Changing Role of the CTO

As technology has changed K–12 education, so has it changed the role of the chief technology officer, a job title that just barely existed 15 years ago. Today's CTO is not your grandfather's infrastructure manager!

New York Ed Department Names First Privacy Officer

New York’s Education Department has appointed its first privacy officer, Temitope Akinyemi, whose responsibility will be to ensure that student data remains private and confidential.

Comcast Reports Internet Essentials Program Helped 3 Million Low-Income Americans

Comcast’s Internet Essentials program has helped 3 million low-income Americans, or 750,000 families, access low-cost, high-speed Internet service at home, according to a five-year progress report the company released today.

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