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Sony Debuts New LCD Projectors, Camera Controller for Lecture Capture

Sony has unveiled seven new projectors designed for use in mid-sized classrooms and a new remote camera controller for lecture capture and event production.

E-Rate Requests for High-Speed Internet Have Doubled Since Last Year

The number of E-rate requests for high-speed internet has doubled since last year, according to the 2016 E-Rate Trends Report, prepared by Oklahoma-based consulting group Funds for Learning.

Personalized Literacy Platform Debuts Beginning Reader Support, Monitoring Tools

The latest version of myON's personalized literacy platform features more monitoring tools to help educators measure individual student progress and needs.

School Climate Really Does Affect Academics

A recent study found that middle schools where students reported a "more positive" school climate had higher academic performance, and that changes in the school climate also correlated with changes in academic performance.

Democrats Speaking for Next 24 Hours to Try to Derail Nomination of DeVos for ED Secretary

Senate Democrats are speaking on the floor of the chamber for the next 24 hours, in an effort to derail the confirmation of Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Education (ED).

SC Department of Ed Begins Study of Charter Outcomes

A new study of South Carolina charter schools found that 26 to 42 percent of South Carolina's charter schools were "beating the odds" on the state's learning standards in 2013-2014.

Senate Votes to Close Debate on DeVos, Conduct Full Vote Next Week

The United States Senate voted early Friday to advance the nomination of Betsy DeVos for secretary of the Department of Education (ED) to a full note next week. By a 52-48 vote along party lines, the Senate voted to close debate on DeVos’ nomination by President Donald Trump, which has been one of his most controversial cabinet picks and could be the most contentious nomination for an ED secretary in American history.

NY Times Launches Program to Give Online Subscriptions to High School Students

The New York Times is launching a new program that will allow its subscribers and others interested in helping to support journalism and education by sponsoring online subscriptions to students in public schools.

Online Courses Marketplace Launches Live, Affordable Tutoring Service

TakeLessons, an online marketplace for finding and vetting instructors, earlier this week introduced an affordable way for learners of all ages to receive instruction from real teachers over the internet and in-person.

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