Purchasing

11/13/2013

11/13/2013

Principals, superintendents, and district CIOs are increasingly becoming the decision-makers for purchasing school apps. Respondents to the 2013 National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education said 51 percent of principals were likely to lead the charge to buy apps, compared to 39 percent in 2012. The percentage of superintendents making the decisions rose to 26 percent this year from 10 percent in 2012.

7/31/2013

7/31/2013

The New Albany-Plain school board will spend $347,000 to upgrade technology for K8 classrooms, replacing equipment that is eight to 10 years old. Among other initiatives, the new equipment will help facilitate 10 blended learning courses the school offers.

7/31/2013

Battle High School (Columbia, Mo.) staff ordered about 1,100 iPad Minis for incoming students to use instead of textbooks. District officials touted the savings of the technology over the cost of textbooks as one of the benefits of the move to digital.

6/26/2013

6/26/2013

Schools are not getting their money's worth from technology, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress. While computers and internet access are common in the classroom, students are often using this technology for simple foundational exercises, rather than for higher-order data analysis or statistics work that will help prepare them for the modern workforce. This issue is most prevalent in schools with primarily low-income students, further widening the digital divide.

4/10/2013

4/10/2013

An act of kindness will mean new technology for Smithville School. A check for $150,000, which was awarded to the school and is part of a much larger donation given to Smithville Church of Christ, will go toward new equipment and a number of enhancements for the new school's Technology Center.

2/27/2013

2/27/2013

Students from Pearland (Texas) Independent School District are getting a much-needed technology boost thanks to a donation of 64 computers by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District. The district's computer donations assist schools in making modern technology an integral part of every classroom while reducing landfill waste.

2/20/2013

2/20/2013

Money from the sale of a 1960s-era house will help finance 21st-century technology in Howell Public Schools. "We're using it as seed money for the [technology] program," Superintendent Ron Wilson said.

2/19/2013

2/19/2013

New York City spent roughly $20.6 million in transit cards, taxis, and gas mileage to get tens of thousands of stranded students to school during the monthlong bus strike, but some still didn't get there at all, schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said Monday.

2/13/2013

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.

2/6/2013

2/6/2013

Mike Rightmire, technology director for Northern Highlands (N.J.) Regional High School, told the Board of Education that teachers' computers are obsolete and need to be replaced.

1/30/2013

1/30/2013

Britannica Digital Learning is developing over 300 new e-books aimed at young children. The majority of the new titles, which will be curriculum-aligned for K6 and below, will encompass science, social studies, language arts, and math. The e-books are expected to be available by June.

1/9/2013

1/9/2013

From the American Association of School Administrators (AASA).

12/4/2012

12/4/2012

Epson America, Inc. has announced a 2012 holiday season initiative to help teachers acquire much-needed classroom technology for enhancing student learning. Through the DonorsChoose.org "Double Your Impact Program," Epson will donate two percent of purchases sold on Epson.com between Dec. 1 and Dec. 24, 2012, up to $100,000.

11/30/2012

11/30/2012

Update: The hearing scheduled for Nov. 28 on Andrea Hernandez's request to stay at John Jay High School was cancelled, after Northside ISD filed a motion to move the case from state to federal court. The district issued the following statement: "Since the Jay High School student and her father are alleging a violation of the student's federal constitutional rights, Northside ISD asked that the case be heard in federal court. The case scheduled to be heard today in State court has been canceled and now will rest with a Federal judge to make a ruling.

11/20/2012

11/20/2012

Without more funding for technology, Muhlenberg School District probably won't be able keep its computer systems up to date, administrators told school board members Wednesday.

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