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Boxlight Introduces ProColor Interactive Flat Panel Displays

Boxlight today unveiled its ProColor Series 1 interactive flat panel displays. These displays include Android OS, offering an instant digital whiteboard plus integrated browser.

Nonprofit Releases Tool for Districts to Compare Broadband Prices, Speeds, Bandwidth

EducationSuperHighway, a San Francisco-based ed tech nonprofit, has launched the full version of its Compare & Connect K–12, an online tool that helps school district technology directors and superintendents view and compare broadband services and bandwidth information for school districts across the country.

ISTE Seeks Public Comment on First Draft of Refreshed Standards for Teachers

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is seeking public comment on the first draft of its refreshed ISTE Standards for Teachers. More than 600 individuals from around the world have provided insight into the contents of this initial draft and, by the time the second draft is released in early 2017, ISTE anticipates that thousands more will have participated in the process.

Mobile Beacon Awards Digital Inclusion Grants

Mobile Beacon, an organization that connects nonprofits, schools and libraries to the internet, has chosen Chelsea District Library in Chelsea, MI and Bartram High School in Philadelphia, PA as the recipients of its Wi-Fly Lending Launch Kit grant for educators. These grants provide 25 laptops, 25 4G LTE mobile hotspots and free, mobile, unlimited 4G internet access for one year to each organization.

Report: More Equity Needed in K–12 Education

A new research project from Scholastic finds that the overwhelming majority of educators (97 percent) agree that “equity in education for all children should be a national priority.” The Teacher & Principal School Report, released Thursday, surveyed more than 4,700 public school pre-K–12 teachers and principals representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Seattle Elementary Teacher Uses Bloomz App to Encourage Good Behavior

Once Seattle teacher Jude Miqueli she started using Bloomz a year and a half ago, she noticed that her kids were responding better, and were even improving their behavior in class.

Des Moines Public Schools Install 2,100 Epson Interactive Projectors

Des Moines Public Schools in Iowa have installed more than 2,100 Epson BrightLink 595Wi interactive projectors across its 65 schools over the past year.

OnCourse Systems Partners with NJ School District to Unify Platforms

OnCourse Systems for Education, a provider of cloud-based technologies for schools, is partnering with New Jersey's Hopewell Valley Regional School District (HVRSD) to unify platforms and digital products in one place.

Free Service Lets Districts Compare Their Bandwidth and Costs with Other Districts

Comparisons on the site can be done across school districts or by broadband services. Results can be filtered by type of service, speed, type of connection, state and service provider.

School Superintendent Pay in CA Overshadows Top IT Leader Salaries

The highest paid school superintendent in the state of California earns almost two and a half times more than the highest paid K–12 IT leader did.

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