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New Casper Suite Enables Mix-and-Match 1-to-1 and Shared iPads

Software for managing Apple devices in a classroom or other settings has gotten an update to leverage features of iOS 9.3.

Oregon District Goes Green with Budget-Neutral Efficiency Upgrades

Oregon's Hillsboro School District has begun work on a $3.5 million energy savings performance contract designed to improve operational efficiency at 13 schools.

Testing Bill of Rights Sees Thousands of Signatures in First 2 Weeks

Amidst standardized testing season, a petition calling for better, fairer and fewer tests in schools is quickly gaining support.

Educators in High-Needs Schools to Get Training to Help Them Teach STEM

A program from the National Science Foundation is aiming to support the recruitment and education of STEM teachers for high-need school districts.

Edmentum Adds 30 A-G Approved Online Courses

The University of California has granted a-g approval for an additional 30 online and blended learning courses offered by Edmentum.

NEC Launches New Budget-Friendly Projector Models

The two new 3,000-lumen projectors will retail for less than $425.

Princeton Review, CollegeWeekLive Partner on Virtual College Fair

The Princeton Review and CollegeWeekLive have partnered in an effort to provide prospective college students greater insight to universities they are interested in attending.

Groups Urge FBI to Dismantle Website Aimed at Schools

The American Civil Liberties Union, along with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and other groups, has formed a coalition to urge the FBI to get rid of its “Don’t Be a Puppet” website. The federal agency created the site to educate youth about violent extremism, but critics have argued that “Don’t Be a Puppet” focuses on American Muslims and discourages students from thinking and expressing their thoughts freely.

Waller ISD Automates User Account Management

The Waller Independent School District has adopted a new tool to automate management of student and employee accounts.

New Dashboard Measures Schools' Digital Learning Readiness

The Metiri Group has a new dashboard tool designed to measure whether a school has a plan for digital learning, the ability to implement it and if it has been successful.

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