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  • Turnitin Releases New iPad App

    Turnitin, the writing feedback and plagiarism checking service, has released a new iPad app. Feedback Studio for iPad gives students full access through a mobile device to Turnitin’s Feedback Studio program.

  • Learning Counsel Releases Digital Survey and Assessment Tool

    The Learning Counsel has released its 2016 Digital Curriculum Strategy Survey and Assessment Tool. The free assessment, available at thelearningcounsel.com, is designed to help educators understand where their school or district stands in terms of digital transition.

  • South Carolina School Districts Access Digital Literacy Tools

    The South Carolina Education Oversight Committee and Department of Education have partnered with Learning.com to offer free access to digital literacy tools to South Carolina schools and districts.

Policy Update

  • Data Can Help Schools Confront 'Chronic Absence'

    A new report from Attendance Works and the Everyone Graduates Center encourages schools and districts to use their own data to pinpoint ways to take on the challenge of chronic absenteeism.

  • Wyoming Department of Education Introduces Digital Learning Initiative

    The Wyoming Department of Education is the newest state to join Future Ready Schools, a national movement that provides district leadership with research-based digital learning and planning materials.

  • E-rate Update Helping Add Internet, But Not Enough

    The biggest allotment of E-rate requests in applications for fiscal year 2016 was dedicated to data and internet service. More than $2.3 billion focused on that type of funding help, with the E-rate portion totaling $1.8 billion and the applicant portion covering $559 million.

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