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Facebook Commits $15 Million to Code.org to Diversify Computer Science Education

Code.org will use the donation over the next five years to expand access to computer science education to underrepresented populations.

Chromebooks Help Drive PCs Upward in U.S. as Worldwide Computer Shipments Continue Slump

Worldwide PC shipments declined 5.2 percent in the second quarter of 2016 when compared to the second quarter of 2015, according to preliminary results from technology research firm Gartner. Strong gains in Chrome shipments buoy U.S. market.

Performance Matters Launches Classroom Observation Tool

Performance Matters has introduced Truenorthlogic Observation, an online system for conducting classroom observations, collecting evidence and sharing feedback.

Personalized Learning Report Talks to Teachers

A new report from two organizations that promote innovation in teaching offers guidance from teachers themselves about how to shift classroom practices in the direction of personalized learning.

Motorola Solutions Foundation Provides $2.81 Million in Grants to Promote STEM

Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, is providing $2.81 million in grants to organizations to promote STEM education, with a focus on women and people of color.

Congress Hosts App Creation Competition

The Congressional App Challenge provides students the opportunity to show off their coding skills and receive recognition.

Schools Adopt Tech to Prime Development of Earliest Learners

The National Association of Elementary School Principals announced the winners of its Digital Leader of Early Learning Awards during NAESP's annual conference last week.

Tennessee Music Programs Produce Digital Works

Students in music programs across Williamson County use music production software to compose original works.

Nation's First District-Wide Blended Program Set to Enter Year 2

A year after a Yuma, AZ district introduced an iPad 1-to-1 program into grades K-8, at least one of its schools is seeking grant money to set up a program that would provide activities before and after school for students as well as classes for parents.

Smartdesks Unveils Combination Mobile Sit-Stand Conference Table Component

Smartdesks has introduced a new conference table component that will allow an individual to use it sitting or standing. At the same time, it can be used as a desk for a single student or as part of a conference table.

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