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Strategies & Insights for Technology Leaders in K-12 11/18/2021

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K-12 Technology News

  • A New Mission for EducationSuperHighway

    The nonprofit that helped close the school digital gap is now back, with a new goal: Making sure families who need home access to affordable broadband can get it.

  • Microsoft Intros Windows 11 SE for K–8

    The ubiquitous Chromebook faces a formidable new contender in education. Microsoft has announced a new cloud-first edition of Windows 11, designed specifically to run on low-cost devices for use in K-8. Windows 11 SE is an operating system that's intended to provide a distraction-free environment for students and simpler administration of devices for IT.

  • Follett Sells Off Baker & Taylor

    Book and digital content distributor Baker & Taylor will now operate as a separate, privately owned entity. The company was sold off by its owner, Follett Corp., to a private investment group led by Amandeep Kochar, who previously served as general manager and executive vice president of Baker & Taylor.

  • Instructure to Acquire Kimono

    The maker of learning management system Canvas, Instructure, has entered into a deal to acquire Kimono, which produces software for cloud-based data integration and interoperability.

  • PowerSchool to Acquire SEL Provider Kickboard

    Education technology company PowerSchool has announced it will acquire Kickboard, which produces K-12 education behavior management software, to help educators manage social emotional learning (SEL) and multi-tiered systems of support.

  • SETDA Recognizes Tech Leaders for Education

    SETDA, a membership association of U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, honored three individuals for their contributions to the use and support of technology in K-12 education.


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