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2/13/2013

2/13/2013

With some major names behind it as funders and advisors, the new nonprofit inBloom aims “to make personalized learning a reality for every U.S. student by improving the effectiveness, variety, and affordability of education technology.”

2/13/2013

Republican state Auditor Dave Yost called on lawmakers and education officials to change the way they determine school attendance for state funding and increase oversight of districts after nine were caught manipulating enrollment numbers.

2/13/2013

The Washington state Senate voted unanimously Monday to authorize $544 million in bonds for school construction projects, including $10 million for security upgrades spurred by the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

2/13/2013

Wilmette and Winnetka school officials have joined educators across the country in the weeks following the Sandy Hook massacre by taking a long look in the mirror.

2/13/2013

Hundreds of schools in the nation's largest cities are sitting empty as education officials struggle to sell these potentially valuable properties that are a drain on school district finances, according to a study released Monday.

2/13/2013

A $2 million campaign will try to get 21st century technology in every classroom in the Iowa City school district.

2/13/2013

Topeka USD 501 superintendent Julie Ford weighed in on a legislative proposal to ax extra funding for students from low-income families Tuesday, saying it would cost her district dearly.

2/13/2013

Tennessee is a long way from putting a laptop in the hands of every one of its nearly 1 million public school students, but it is embarking on a technology plan that might change the classroom as much as the Internet changed the workplace.

2/13/2013

Students in Opelika City (Ala.) Schools are learning how to do things in new ways thanks to new technology. Now, they can take advantage of the newly placed emphasis on digital technology in education with more than 200 new Kindles and software that have been placed in the system’s intermediate, middle, and high schools.

2/13/2013

Last year saw 48 acquisitions in the edtech space, with the biggest buys understandably made by publishing juggernauts. GigaOM has a nice summary of these, which only account for a small slice of the 2,277 overall tech M&As tracked by CB Insights.

2/13/2013

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles School Board got together to consider a Common Core Technology Project Plan. If approved, the plan would initially fund computing devices for 30,000 students at 47 schools for $50 million, beginning this year.

2/13/2013

A $2 million campaign will try to get 21st-century technology into every classroom in the Iowa City school district. The Iowa City Community School District Foundation, a private nonprofit that raises money for the district, launched the public phase of its “EveryClassroom” campaign on Tuesday.

2/13/2013

North Carolina lawmakers want to ensure students and teachers are prepared for a digital world. The House Education Committee approved three bills Tuesday related to school technology and Internet access.

2/13/2013

The American education system should be benefiting enormously from the e-book revolution, but it isn't. Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the major children's literature and textbook publishers are screwing up.

2/12/2013

2/12/2013

Staff Development for Educators (SDE), one of the nation's leading providers of professional development for K-12 educators, is pleased to announce its 2013 PreK-1 Educators Common Core State Standards Academy, taking place July 20-22, 2013 in Chicago.

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