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Report: Digital Curriculum Spending up 25% in 2016, Most Schools to Increase in 2017

A new survey from The Learning Counsel finds that nearly four in five students have access to a computing device for "a good portion of the school day" or longer.

Report: Wearable Devices Not Useful Enough

Wearable computing devices need to be more useful to drive adoption, according to a new survey from Gartner.

Augmented and Virtual Reality Shipments to Double Each Year Through 2020

Augmented and virtual reality headset sales will see a compound annual growth rate of 108.3 percent from 2015 to 2020, according to a new report from International Data Corp.

Barnes & Noble to Host Educator Appreciation Days

Barnes & Noble is celebrating pre-K—12 educators by hosting several events and offering a number of discounts on books, toys and games available in store and online.

Web App Offers Data on North Carolina Schools

A nonprofit organization of parents who advocate for school choice in North Carolina has released NC Schools Around Me, a web-based application to help families in the state easily find education data on schools in their area.

ED Launches 2 New Grant Programs to Encourage Diverse Schools

The United States Department of Education has launched Opening Doors, Expanding Opportunities and the 2017 Magnet Schools Assistance Program, two new initiatives designed to encourage socioeconomically diverse schools.

PARCC Releases Actual Test Items

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has yet again released test items from its 2015-2016 assessments. The content includes actual questions from last year's exams and covers grades 3—8.

Discovery Ed Adds Virtual Reality to Civil War Lessons

Discovery Education has now begun to build virtual reality experiences into its digital content. Recently, the company announced the addition of three new VR components to its social studies products.

Teachers of Tomorrow Launches Resources to Help Battle the Growing Teacher Shortage

Teachers of Tomorrow, an online and in-person teacher certification program, has launched resources designed to help education leaders battle the growing teacher shortage.

Mobile Device Management Solution Increases Scalability

TabPilot Learning Systems has released an update to its mobile device management solution to offer increased scalability, enabling school districts to handle thousands of new devices across multiple schools at once.

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