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News & Issues

  • Robots Rule as Competition Season Heats Up

    Robotics has become a phenomenon in K-12. Tens of thousands of teams composed of literally hundreds of thousands of K-12 students will compete in robotics events worldwide in 2012 alone. Yet, with all of this activity, robotics programs are only in 10 percent of the schools in the United States.

  • IT Spending To Reach $3.7 Trillion in 2012

    Spending on IT software, equipment, and services is projected to reach $3.75 trillion worldwide this year, driven by solid growth in computer hardware and enterprise software.

  • Europe's First Education Cloud to be Implemented for all Northern Ireland Primary Schools

    All 1,200 primary schools in Northern Ireland will now have access to Europe's first Education Cloud, a network providing WiFi connectivity to over 350,000 students and teachers. The new network is part of the Classroom 2000 (C2k) project, whose mission is to provide the infrastructure and services to support the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in Northern Ireland schools.

  • $7 Million CFY Grants To Advance OER for Low-Income Communities

    CFY, a national educational nonprofit, will use $7 million in grants it's received for the development and distribution of online educational resources for K-12 students in low-income communities throughout the country.

  • DimensionU Launches Math Tournament

    DimensionU has launched DU the Math, a five-week tournament that invites students nationwide to compete for scholarships while strengthening their math skills through game play.


Professional Resources

  • Budget-Conscious Technology Options: Visit Resource Center
    Sponsored by: Dell
    Find the perfect laptop model that fits your needs at our Resource Center for Laptops in K-12 Classrooms. Learn how you can display presentations on-the-go, keep small groups connected, and get more done anytime, anywhere.

  • Protecting Networks From BYOD Associated Threats
    Sponsored by: EdgeWave
    Computer and internet use in K-12 schools has evolved from a "nice to have" into a "must have" as educators, parents and school boards recognize how an engaging and individualized curriculum can enrich the student learning experience and improve standardized test scores.