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Free Tool to Supply Broadband Speed and Pricing Data to Districts

Later this year a free tool will appear to help school IT organizations get internet speed and pricing information on K-12 broadband connectivity across the United States using publicly available data from the federal Schools and Libraries Program (E-rate).

Science of Reading (Finally) Becoming Mainstream in Teacher Prep Programs

For the first time, a majority of elementary teacher education programs have adopted the tenets of reading science in their curriculum.

Sony to Roll Out 13,000 Lumen Laser Projector

Sony revealed a range of new AV gear for schools at the ISE 2020 conference taking place in Amsterdam this week. That includes five new laser projectors, with one offering a brightness of 13,000 lumens.

School Uses VR to Introduce Students to New Situations

A British school that works with people who have severe autism is turning to virtual reality to help its students try out new experiences.

Teachers Like Coaching for PD, but Impact Could be Greater

In a national online survey of 1,246 coaches, administrators and teachers, nearly nine in 10 said they found value in coaching as a form of professional development. More than half (52 percent) said it was "highly" or "very" valuable to them. And exactly half reported that coaching had a positive impact on their practice to a "large" or "great" extent.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of February 10, 2020)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

The Character Tree Offers Free Lessons for Black History Month

The Character Tree is offering free subscriptions to its Black History Month video resources through the end of the school year.

2020 Possibility Grant to Award $10,000 for STEM Education Gear

Discovery Education and Siemens have opened the 2020 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes, which will award $10,000 to one educator that can be used for “a science lab makeover and/or STEM-related equipment, supplies, or technology.”

Acer Shows Off New Models for Ed and Esports

Acer has introduced new additions to its Chromebook, Windows and esports lines.

6 Districts in 6 States Add Esports Teams

Six school systems have announced the introduction of esports teams in the last month.

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