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Texas Adds More than 200 Books to Digital Resources Program

Students at schools participating in the Texas TexQuest program will soon have access to more than 200 additional e-books.

Worldwide Smartphone Sales to Grow at Slower Pace in 2016

Global smartphone sales will continue to grow, but not in the double digits anymore, according to market research firm Gartner. Smartphone sales are expected to grow 7 percent worldwide in 2016 and reach 1.5 billion units. That is significantly down from 14.4 percent growth in 2015, but it’s still substantial growth.

JoomlaLMS Mobile App Released

JoomlaLMS — a learning management system built around the open source Joomla CMS — is now available as an Android compatible mobile app. An iOS compatible version should be available within a week, the company said in a statement.

Brainly Acquires OpenStudy

Brainly, a multinational social learning network for students and educators, has acquired OpenStudy, a similar, Atlanta-based, peer-to-peer study help platform. The combined companies are anticipated to offer students advanced online learning tools, for both inside the classroom and out.

Safe Kids Gateway Streamlines Employee and Volunteer Clearance Process

The latest software from SRC Solutions digitizes employee and volunteer safety checks and automatically notifies schools when clearances are not met.

AngelScholars Debuts Crowdfunding Scholarship System

Students and the people who want to help fund their education can now find each other through a new online crowdfunding platform.

Zaniac Debuts 3D Game Design Program

Zaniac, a science, technology, engineering and math franchise with locations in eight states, has introduced a new course designed to teach students in grades 4-8 how to develop their own video games.

Report: Colleges Behind in Development Ed Practices

Schools relying on placement tests to determine whether students need developmental classes in order to be college-ready could be doing their students a disservice that lasts a lifetime.

Michigan Virtual School Reaches out for International Students

A Michigan school district with six schools, including one that delivers paid classes online for credit completion, will be opening its doors to international students.

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