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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.


Klaxoon Debuts Cross-Device Learning Platform

Klaxoon, a new interactive training solutions development company, has launched its cross-device learning platform that is designed to support customized online, interactive learning activities on any smartphone, tablet or laptop without installing software on the client device.

ED's Top Tech Director Steps Down To Head Home

Where do you go after you leave a high-profile position in the Obama administration? Back home. That's where United States Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan headed at the end of the year when he returned to Chicago. And now, so is Richard Culatta, who is stepping down as director of the Office of Educational Technology within the same federal agency.

Upstate NY District Invests $3.1 Million in New Technology

The Mahopac Central School District will take advantage of the New York State Smart Schools Bond Act to boost Internet access and buy Chromebooks.

New UNESCO Database Tracks Student Assessments Around the World

The UNESCO Institute for Statistics has developed a public learning assessments database and a catalog of learning assessments to provide policymakers and education leaders with specific kinds of information about how different countries measure learning, what data they gather through assessments and how they use the data.

Lenovo Intros Modular ThinkPad Tablet

Modules that can be purchased separately will turn the new ThinkPad X1 into a laptop, projector or 3D camera.

Pennsylvania School for Students with Hearing Disabilities Renovates Classrooms

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children has gone public with its recent renovation of a section of the Lourdesmont School, which it bought in 2011.

New NEC Displays Can Control Multiple Monitors

NEC Display Solutions has introduced two new displays that allow users to control as many as six displays at once.

Cornell Tech Partners with K-8 School To Rev Teacher Computer Science Skills

A public elementary and middle school has teamed up with a college in its area to deliver professional development to help teachers add computer science activities into their curriculum.

Smart Technologies Joins Google Education Partner Program

Smart Technologies, the makers of Smart Boards and other collaboration solutions, has joined Google's Education Technology Partner Program.

Teachers: We Want More Control over Ed Tech Decisions

A survey conducted by a teacher marketplace and an education technology "accelerator" found that while only 38 percent of teachers currently have a role in the decision-making process of ed tech, 63 percent want to be in charge of those decisions.

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