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  • 1:1 Computing Programs on the Rise with Netbooks Leading Adoption

    iPads and netbooks are beginning to make significant inroads into K-12 education. According to the results of an ed tech survey released Monday by the National School Boards Association, 16 percent of schools that have 1:1 computing initiatives are incorporating iPads into their programs, while more than twice that number--35 percent--indicated they're incorporating netbooks into the mix.

  • President Obama To Sign Executive Order on Hispanic Education

    President Obama will sign an executive order Tuesday focused on improving educational outcomes for Hispanic students. Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke with reporters via phone conference Monday afternoon about the initiative.

  • California District's Solar Energy Project Targets $40 Million in Savings

    Antelope Valley Union High School District of Lancaster, CA has broken ground on a new turnkey solar energy project that provider PsomasFMG estimated will save the district more than $40 million in utility costs over the next 20 years. The 9.6 megawatt photovoltaic installation is the largest to date in any school system in California.

  • Acrobat X Pro Gains E-Portfolio Wizard, SharePoint Integration

    Adobe has introduced Acrobat X Pro, the latest version of the company's document creation, portfolio, and collaboration tool for Mac OS X and Windows.

  • BEST Robotics Competition Announces Fall Workshops, New Partnership

    The BEST ("Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology") Middle and High School Robotics Competition has released its schedule of workshops for fall 2010, which are aimed at welcoming more districts and schools worldwide into the 2011 competition.

  • Wisconsin Middle Schooler Named 'America's Top Young Scientist' in National Challenge

    Discovery and 3M have selected a grand prize winner in their joint 2010 National Young Scientist Challenge (YSC). Liam McCarty, an eighth-grader at Brookfield Academy in Brookfield, WI, was named America's Top Young Scientist for his idea for a wound closure system to protect deep cuts, as well as for his performance in a live science competition among YSC finalists.

  • Texas School Uses Remote Desktop To Give Students Anywhere Access

    Keller Independent School District of Keller, TX is extending learning beyond the classroom. The district has adopted remote desktop software to give its students remote access to in-school software, files, and information from anywhere they use their school-issued tablet computers or any other device with Internet access.