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Chromebook Reseller Trafera Acquires AXI Education Solutions

Trafera, one of the largest U.S. providers of Google Chromebooks for K–12 students, on Wednesday announced it has acquired AXI Education Solutions, which sells interactive flat panels, educator professional development, and related products and services to K-12 school districts across the Mid-South.

Washington State Partners with Amazon to Train, Certify High-Schoolers in Cloud Computing

Washington public schools are partnering with Amazon Web Services in a statewide program to train and certify 2,500 high school students in cloud computing over the next three years, and the collaboration will include new course offerings across Washington state to train students in artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, cybersecurity, and other cloud-related skills.

Verizon Donates $10M+ to Heart of America Program to Expand Innovative Learning Labs

National education nonprofit Heart of America on Monday announced a landmark grant of over $10 million from Verizon, which will dramatically expand the organization’s partnership with Verizon aimed at infusing technology in some of the nation's most under-resourced schools.

3 in 10 Districts Lack Cloud Security Coverage

Three in five respondents said they had a high level of confidence in the privacy and security of the data stored in their cloud applications.

Free K–12 Resources to Help with Remote and Blended Learning in 2022

As you seek out software and services to augment online and blended instruction this year, start here.

Microsoft Intros Windows 11 SE for K–8

The ubiquitous Chromebook faces a formidable new contender in education. Microsoft has announced a new cloud-first edition of Windows 11, designed specifically to run on low-cost devices for use in K-8. Windows 11 SE is an operating system that's intended to provide a distraction-free environment for students and simpler administration of devices for IT.

Instructure to Acquire Kimono

The maker of learning management system Canvas, Instructure, has entered into a deal to acquire Kimono, which produces software for cloud-based data integration and interoperability.

Nonprofit EducationSuperHighway Aims for Helping Fill Household Broadband Gap

EducationSuperHighway is shifting its attention away from the needs of K-12 internet connectivity and to the unconnected American household. The nonprofit, which helped close down the "classroom connectivity gap," has a new mission: to make sure the 18.1 million households that can't afford to connect to broadband get it.

Burke County Schools Adds Support for Wi-Fi 6 Devices

Earlier this year, a school district in North Carolina refreshed its wireless network, to support devices with Wi-Fi 6 capacity — before they began appearing in classrooms. Burke County Public Schools distributed 1,500 new access points to its 27 schools, using equipment from Cambium Networks (previously Xirrus).

Surge in Demand Drives Traditional PCs Up Worldwide While Shortages Lead to Decline in the U.S.

Traditional PCs are continuing to see growth worldwide despite bottlenecks in the supply chain. However, according to a new report from market research firm IDC, in the United States, traditional PCs saw their first quarterly decline since the beginning of the pandemic.

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