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News & Issues

  • Education Dept. Names 23 i3 Grant Recipients

    Twenty-three school districts, colleges, and other organizations are one step closer to receiving a portion of $150 million to be awarded by the United States Department of Education through the Investing in Innovation (i3) program.

  • Depts. of Education, Defense Launch Learning Registry

    The U.S. Departments of Education and Defense have launched a new joint project, the Learning Registry, a technology that aims to facilitate the aggregation and sharing of educational resources across multiple learning portals and websites.

  • Microsoft, ED Collaborate To Boost Teacher Recruitment Efforts

    Microsoft has begun collaborating with the United States Department of Education, the British Council, and the Smithsonian Institution in projects designed to help prepare educators to use educational technology in the classroom.


Professional Resources

  • The Impact of 3D Technology in K-12 Curriculum
    Sponsored by: Xpand
    This free white paper share results of studies conducted among schools incorporating 3D curriculum in K-12 education; explains the positive outcomes 3D technology generates like, high retention rates and student excitement; and provides instruction on how easy it is to implement 3D in the classroom.

  • Virtualized Desktops Keep Students, Teachers Connected
    Sponsored by: VMWare
    Discover how schools are deploying virtualization for cost savings, increased security, and providing customized desktops that follow students wherever they go.

  • New Technology Supports Overwhelming Bandwidth Demands
    Sponsored by: SonicWall
    Hall County Schools struggled to manage Web 2.0 applications and social media sites that overwhelmed their networks. These technologies have dramatically affected K-12 network management as well as presented security challenges. This free case study details their path to secure their networks while lowering costs.