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Americans Don't Trust Institutions to Protect Data

Nearly half of Americans (49 percent) said they feel their personal data is less secure than it has been in the past.

Anthony Johnson Brings 'Johnsonville' to Life

Great things can come from humble beginnings. Anthony Johnson, a former high school dropout, is a teacher of the year winner in his school district and the southwest region of North Carolina. He is also a finalist for state teacher of the year. At Isenberg Elementary School in Salisbury, NC, he has transformed his science and social studies classrooms into “Johnsonville,” a world where each student must find a job, pay the bills, pay mortgage and taxes, and learn by doing projects.

Vernier Offers Spring Workshops for STEM Teachers on Data-Collection Tools

Vernier Software & Technology will host 29 free, hands-on workshops this spring for STEM educators to learn how to implement their data-collection technology into their curriculum.

Amazon Partners with Reading Is Fundamental to Provide Books for Low-Income Children

Amazon and Reading is Fundamental (RIF), one of the nation’s largest literacy organizations, have partnered to empower Amazon customers to provide books to children who may have limited or no access to books in their homes.

Interactive Tool Highlights State’s Personalized Learning Plans

Ahead of the first deadline in April, states have begun to release their draft plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). National organization KnowledgeWorks has launched an online, interactive resource on statewide strategies to advance personalized learning under ESSA.

Pomona Students Line Up for Sprint-Issued Hotspots and Home Internet

As part of its 1Million Project, intended to outfit a million low-income students with reliable connectivity in their homes, Sprint has begun issuing free mobile hotspot devices and wireless connectivity.

Free Tool Helps Schools Do Quick Impact Studies of Ed Tech Usage

A new, free online tool is expected to help school administrators perform "quick, low-cost evaluations" to make better decisions about educational technologies.

Casio Releases New Projectors

Casio America, Inc. is releasing three new projectors: the new 4K, ultra HD, 5,000-lumen, lamp-free XJ-L8300HN, due in June, and the XJ-UT351W and the XJ-UT351WN ultra-short-throw projectors, available this month.

California District Faces Heat for Offering 'Common Applications'

A California school district supplied its families with an online tool that would allow them to learn more about available schools — both those that are part of the district and those that are charter schools — and to apply to both kinds of schools with single applications for each type.

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