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HP Rolls Out Quad-Core Tablets for Education with Windows or Android

HP is wading into the low-cost education tablet market with the introduction of several new devices specifically designed to stand up to K-12 student usage. At the same time the company has introduced new training for teachers who want to learn more about the PISA international assessment.

Classroom Orchestrator Now Available on Chromebooks

Lightspeed Systems' classroom management tool, introduced in November, can be used on more devices now.

Khan Academy Launches Free iPad App

Khan Academy has launched a free new iPad app featuring interactive exercises, handwriting recognition and more.

LA Unified Appoints New Lead for 1-to-1 Program

The Los Angeles Unified School District is rebranding its troubled 1-to-1 program and putting new leadership in charge of device and curriculum decision-making.

5 Productivity Skills Every Educator Must Have

In a national survey, we asked teachers, administrators and tech leaders to tell us what it takes to make a 21st century classroom run smoothly. Here’s what they said.

Live, Interactive Classes Now Available Via Mobile Devices

WizIQ is offering what it says is the first-ever live mobile learning platform that will allow teachers and students to interact in real time via their smartphones.

Mimio Updates its Classroom Collaboration Software and App

Designed to help educators offer interactive teaching aligned to the Common Core State Standards, MimioStudio 11.3 classroom software and the MimioMobile 3 mobile app are available for free to current Mimio customers.

Obama Proposes Student Digital Privacy Act

Modeled on California’s Student Online Personal Information Protection Act, the federal legislation would prevent companies from selling student data to third parties for purposes unrelated to education and from engaging in targeted advertising to students based on data collected in school.

4 Best News and Current Events Apps for Students

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of the best news and current events apps for students.

Durant ISD Implements New Student Information System

Durant Independent School District in Oklahoma has selected a new student information system and the new system will go live in the summer of 2015.