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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.


Microsoft, Azul Partnership Brings Java to Azure

Azul Systems and Microsoft announced a new partnership that will allow Java developers on Azure and Azure Stack to build and run production Java applications using the commercially supported edition of Azul's flagship Java runtime, Zulu Enterprise.

Department of Education Approves Last ESSA State Plan

The United States Department of Education's approval of Florida's ESSA plan brings all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico into compliance with the country's most comprehensive education law.

Device Access Impacts Student Achievement

The U.S. Department of Education's National Assessment of Educational Progress takes a look at how students and teachers are using computers for learning.

Congress Averts Government Shutdown, Funds Department of Education

The United States Department of Education is receiving nearly $71.5 billion for fiscal year 2019, a $581 million increase from the previous year.

JDK 11 Adds Support for TLS 1.3 and HTTP/2

Java 11 is here. With the latest JDK release release come several developer productivity enhancements, along with new support for modern cryptographic and Internet standards, including TLS 1.3 and HTTP/2.

Versa, Mode Team for Software-Defined WAN, SD-CORE Integration

Established software-defined wide-area-network (SD-WAN) vendor Versa Networks is teaming up with software-defined core network (SD-CORE) startup Mode for a new take on enterprise networking.

States: Improvements Needed to Guide ESSA Plans

School leadership in Delaware, Nebraska and South Carolina are already seeing some of the benefits of the Every Student Succeeds Act, but there are still challenges that many schools face.

EiE Extends Engineering Curriculum to Preschool, Kindergarten

The Museum of Science of Boston's school curriculum division, EiE, has released two Engineering curricula, one for kindergarten and one for preschool and pre-K programs, the first of their kind of early learners.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Sept. 24, 2018)

Proposals are due within a week for four different grants: Farmer's Insurance Thank America's Teachers; Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! Grants; AAEF Classroom Grant; and Krystal Foundation STEAM Grants!

Suspending Elementary School Students Linked to Future Behavioral Problems

When students are suspended in kindergarten and first grade, a new study finds, it can lead more suspensions in later grades and less time spent on early learning experiences.

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