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Online Tool Offers Comparable Education Data for 100-Plus Cities

The George W. Bush Institute launched State of Our Cities, an interactive online tool that provides comparable education data to empower policymakers, leaders and other stakeholders to make informed decisions.

Generation Global Offers Free Online Forum for Students to Explore Cultural Differences

Generation Global is relaunching in the United States, providing educators and students with a free forum to explore global cultural differences through dialogue.

E-rate Update Helps Improve Internet Access at Schools, But Not Enough

The biggest allotment of E-rate requests in applications for fiscal year 2016 was dedicated to data and internet service. More than $2.3 billion focused on that type of funding help.

Lenovo Updates LanSchool with Expanded Chromebook Support, Faster Screen Sharing

Lenovo has updated its LanSchool Classroom Management tool with expanded Chromebook support and other improvements.

Mojo Networks Unveils Wi-Fi Authentication Tool for Google Apps for Education

Mojo Networks, a provider of secure cloud-managed Wi-Fi for the K-12 education market, has introduced a new network authentication tool designed to make it easier for school IT administrators to control Wi-Fi device connections.

Shutdown of ITT Tech Also Affects Charter Schools

The nationwide shutdown of ITT Technical Institute also caused the company’s public charter schools to close, leaving students and parents unhappily scrambling to figure out what to do next. ITT Tech operated two Early Career Academy charter schools in Tempe, AZ and Troy, MI.

Laptops, Chromebooks Most Valuable Education Tools, Teachers Say

In a national survey of more than 1,300 K-12 educators, laptops, Chromebooks and media tablets were chosen as the most valuable tools for teaching and learning, while mobile phones and smart watches were cited as the least useful (and most detested).

Chino Valley USD Upgrades to Fiber

Chino Valley Unified School District in Arizona is in the process of implementing a 10-gigabit private fiber optic wide area network between all four of its schools, with the goal of improving the district's network scalability, security and speed.

SETDA Raises Broadband Targets for 'Learning in the Digital Age'

Today, the State Educational Technology Directors Association released a report featuring new goals for internet and wide area network services.

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.

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