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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.


Students Continue Learning Through Coronavirus School Closures with AI-Based Tech

With schools in Asia shuttered in response to the coronavirus outbreak, a UK company has offered its education technology software free to affected students so they can continue taking classes in digital form.

Florida Districts Testing NASEF Esports High School Curriculum

The lessons use esports to teach a variety of career skills. The project, which involves schools in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, is being done in partnership with affiliate Florida Scholastic Esports League (FLSEL), a nonprofit that uses experiential learning to support teenagers and young adults in the state. The curriculum has been credentialed by the state.

Indiana DoE Revamps Education Data Portal to Meet ESSA Requirements

Indiana has launched an education data portal to replace a previous one. INview, which has replaced Compass, was designed to meet federal accountability requirements for transparency under the rules of the state's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of February 24, 2020)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Epson Launching 7 New Education Projectors

Epson will be rolling out seven new education projectors in its PowerLite line this spring. The new models range from budget classroom projectors to network projectors.

STEM Trends for 2020 Target Diversity, Rural Teachers and PD

A nonprofit pursuing the goal of helping prepare 100,000 teachers to teach STEM subjects in American classrooms by 2021 recently issued a report on 10 trends for 2020, placing diversity challenges at the top of the list.

Amazon Future Engineer Teachers to Vie for $25K STEM Prize Packages

The Future Engineer program funds computer science courses at more than 2,000 high schools, according to Amazon. The goal is to support students in underserved and underrepresented communities.

Kajeet Adding CatchOn to Catalog; ENA Adding Kajeet

Kajeet, which produces a device delivering wireless Internet access to students who lack broadband connectivity, has expanded its selling options.

HSEL Members to Gain Access to New Scholarship Pool

Students attending schools that belong to the High School Esports League (HSEL) will be eligible for "For the Gamers" scholarships being granted by eFuse. So far, slightly more than $200,000 have been donated, almost all of that by eFuse, which operates a social network for esports and video games.

CTE Studies Boost High School Grad Rates in Oregon

CTE received a burst of support from state lawmakers when it committed funding to the development and expansion of CTE programs across the state through a CTE "revitalization grant" program.

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