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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.


Baking Interoperability Functions into Classroom Management Tools

CoSN’s new resource provides schools with language to incorporate interoperability into RFPs to ensure that system connectivity is a key component of all bids to develop and build new management platforms for educators.

School Community Closed by Dorian Gets iPad Shipment

A school shuttered by Hurricane Dorian in early September is receiving a shipment of Apple iPads to be used by students and teachers.

Activities Association Testing Esports in CO High Schools

The Colorado High School Activities Association is testing esports in schools this year to figure out whether to add it to the athletics fold.

Compton District Combines Esports and STEAM

A California school district is launching a joint STEAM career program with an esports tournament. The Compton Unified School District esports program is intended to help students develop STEAM skills, especially in computer programming, and develop their abilities in collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking and problem-solving.

DNS Filtering Service Expands to Off Campus Users

The DNSWatchGO solution from WatchGuard Technologies alerts educators about real-time phishing attempts and protect them against malicious websites on- and off-school premises.

DonorsChoose.org Launches District Partnership Program

Ten school districts are part of a new free program to help school leaders identify funding opportunities and maximize their efforts to get access to in-demand resources.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of September 30, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

St. Louis High Schoolers Get Free Phones, Cell Service

High school students in St. Louis Public School District received free smartphones and wireless connectivity from wireless provider Sprint as part of the 1million Project.

STEAM Initiative for Brooklyn South Students Launches

A new program from startup incubator New Lab provides Brooklyn South high school students with opportunities to develop projects that explore the impact of technology on different industries.

Amazon Introduces Alexa Education Skill API

The new set of application programming interfaces will give developers the ability to create Alexa skills that can be integrated into their education technology systems and platforms

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