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Research: High School Career Tech Ed Outcomes Prove Potent

According to a new research project that examined career and technical education (CTE) in Arkansas, students with a stronger focus on CTE were more likely to graduate from high school, more likely to enroll in a two-year college and more likely to be employed after high school and have a higher wage.

Windows 10 to Get Education Makeover

Microsoft will be introducing new education-useful features into Windows 10, including a quick device set-up app, an imaging and configuration tool, a utility to simplify Windows 10 devices for testing and enhancements to Windows Update.

Education Edition of Minecraft on Track for Summer Release

Microsoft is on track to deliver its Minecraft: Education Edition with an "early access" program that will let any teacher download the open world game.

Chromebooks Account for Half of K-12 Device Shipments

Shipments of Chrome OS-based devices to American K–12 schools increased more than 31 percent in the last year.

Automated Engines Score Essays Like Humans

A study from the PARCC found that essays graded by computers matched those of humans based on various performance metrics.

InFocus Intros Smartphone-Sized PC

InFocus today announced a new ultra-portable PC that can connect to an iPad, iPhone, PC monitor, display or projector.

Virtual Tour to Honor Shakespeare's Legacy

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Discovery Education will host a free virtual field trip for students worldwide on April 22.

Microsoft Builds Out Education Offering with 'Classroom'

Omaha Public Schools is piloting a new online service from Microsoft for teachers who use the education edition of Office 365 Education. Microsoft Classroom, currently in preview mode, offers course management features through a homepage where educators can post announcements, assignments with due dates, calendar events and reminders.

California District To Save $6.3 Million with Solar Power

California's Grossmont Union High School District will install a 1.1-megawatt solar power system estimated to save $6.3 million in electricity costs over the next two decades.

Maine Township High SD Virtualizes Windows

Maine Township High School District in Chicago is using virtualization to give teachers access to a consistent desktop environment from any device.

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