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Here you'll find the latest news from the education technology world, from the newest hardware and software releases to policy and funding updates to research reports to school and district tech initiatives. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Be sure to visit our Features page.


Interactive Atlas Shows Snapshots of State of Ed Worldwide

UNESCO, the United Nations organization focused on world education, science and culture, has launched a new "eAtlas" that provides interactive snapshots of education data.

With High-Quality Lessons and Social Supports, Even Weak Teachers Do Better

A new study from 100Kin10 and the University of Chicago has found that giving middle school math teachers access to high-quality lesson plans and support can "significantly" impact student performance and teacher effectiveness.

Westminster Public Schools Blocks Snapchat with Application Control System

Westminster Public Schools in Colorado has implemented an application control system to block unsanctioned bandwidth hogs such as Snapchat and prioritize bandwidth for online standardized testing.

Oaks Christian Online Launches First Online Program for 7th and 8th Grade Students

Oaks Christian Online is offering the courses in response to what it says is the high demand for top-tier, flexible, accredited course options for middle schoolers. All courses are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), as well as the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).

Ed Tech Investor that Owns Edgenuity Also Buys Up Compass Learning

An investment company focused on digital and software-as-a-service education solutions has expanded its reach into online and blended learning environments.

Salt Lake City Schools Revamps Employee Safety Learning Approach

A Utah school district with close to 25,000 students has gone public with its decision to implement a web-based learning management system specifically for maintaining a training library for its employees.

White House Launches $9 Million Grant Contest to Reduce Assessment Burden

The Enhanced Assessment Instruments Grant program is the next step in the president’s action plan to improve the quality of academic assessments.

Summer Program Intros Teens to Software Behind Pokémon Go

A summer-time enrichment experience for high schoolers at Penn State has taken on a heightened level of excitement with the use of the same development toolset behind the global phenom Pokémon Go.

Defense Department Taps Partner for Overseas Teacher PD

The United States Department of Defense has chosen a partner for a possible five-year contract to provide professional development to teachers at its elementary schools on military installations in foreign countries.

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