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Nevada Taps Private Partner for 1:1 Initiative

The Nevada Department of Education has selected a partner to provide Chromebooks, wireless infrastructure and other tools for middle schools participating in its Nevada Ready 21 program.

New UNESCO Portal Delivers Ed Support Globally

The IIEP Learning Portal offers summaries of and links to research on ways to improve learning, with coverage of teachers and pedagogy, learners, curriculum, schools and classrooms and education system management.

Building Relationships and a Culture of Innovation

Building relationships and a culture of innovation are major themes at the Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando through January 14.

State of Union More Forward-Looking, Less Fiery

President Barack Obama used his eighth and final State of the Union address to remind Congress and the viewing American public that he would continue his "fight" this year to implement free community college "for every responsible student." He also gave a plug for a major success of his administration: a record-setting number of high school graduations.

Khan Lab School Thrives on Experimentation

While the classic school carnival features beanbag tosses and balloon pops, the one at Sal Khan's independent school included a makerspace booth to raise awareness for the Saltmarsh Harvest Mouse, a food stand booth raising money to donate to a local environmental non-profit and a test-your-brain booth to teach people about California endangered species.

Samsung Introduces Products To Assist Use of Chromebook 3 in Classrooms

Three new products will make it easier to adopt the new version of the Chromebook into 1-to-1 learning environments.

Dremel Debuts 3D Printer for Classroom Use

The Dremel 3D Idea Builder is marketed to the education community with curriculum options and model kits.

Income Disparity Drag on Diversity in Elite Institutions

Schools may want to examine whether race- and ethnicity-based admissions preference policies should give way to "poverty preference." If they did, the outcome could be as much or more diversity than is currently being achieved. That's the message from a new report by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation that examines high-achieving, low-income student representation within "selective" institutions.''

Mississippi District Named National Reference Site for Use of Blended Learning Tools

The Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District has been named a National Reference Site by Scientific Learning for its use of the company's Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant blended learning programs.

IQ Onsite Debuts Communication App

IQ Onsite, a company that provides mobile tools for constituent relationship management, has launched Campus Ping, a communication tool for educational institutions, with two new pilot programs.

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