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Global Cloud-Based ELL Market to Grow at CAGR of 27% Through 2021

The global cloud-based English Language Learning (ELL) market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.07 percent from 2017 to 2021, according to a new report by market research firm Research and Markets.

Optoma Launches 3 Laser, Ultra-Short Throw Projectors for Education Market

Optoma has released three new, ultra-short throw laser projectors designed to meet the education and corporate markets’ needs for reliability and flexibility, coupled with outstanding image performance. In addition, the company today has launched its Education First program to bring insights, incentives and customer support to K–12 and higher learning institutions.

35 NY School Districts Adopt Managed IT Services

Thirty-five school districts in New York (in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties) are adopting a state-backed model of technology supported services.

Report: Nearly 3 in 4 Employees Disclose Confidential Data

Dell surveyed thousands of individuals who handle confidential data and overall found that 72 percent of employees are willing to share sensitive, confidential or regulated data. Education was ranked the second most likely sector to have employees disclose company information.

Schoolzilla Security Issue Exposes Data for 1.3 Million Students and Staff

The issue was detected by Chris Vickery, a well known white-hat computer security researcher with MacKeeper who discovered a file configuration error that left the student and staff data vulnerable to cyber threats.

Trump Picks Ex-HP Executive for Top Management Job at Ed Department

President Donald Trump has selected Holly Luong Ham, a former executive for HP Inc., to serve as assistant secretary for management at the United States Department of Education (ED).

Survey: Augmented and Virtual Reality Yet to Gain Traction in K–12

Despite plenty of media attention and hype, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are technologies still on the outskirts in American classrooms, according to a recent survey by the nonprofit organization Project Tomorrow. Only five percent of teachers said they are using AR or VR in their classrooms, Project Tomorrow found in its annual Speak Up survey of more than 510,000 K–12 students, parents and educators.

Science, Engineering, Health Doctorates Find Career Success

The National Science Board, the National Science Foundation's policy arm, has released an interactive infographic that explores 25 years of science, engineering and health doctoral pathways.

Panorama Student Success Platform Captures Academic and SEL Data

The Panorama Student Success platform, developed by Panorama Education in partnership with school and district administrators, helps educators to identify students in need of more supports with academics, attendance, behavior and social emotional learning.

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