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Discovery Education, Meridian district partner on PD

Discovery Education will provide customized professional development to Idaho’s Meridian Joint School District #2. Among other efforts, the partnership will train educators to assess literacy, incorporate the Idaho Common State Standards, and use digital resources to improve instruction.

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Apple CEO: We've locked up 94 percent of ed tablet market

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that iPads make up 94 percent of the market for education tablets. Schools represent a potential source of growth at a time when the iPad's market share dominance has eroded in the general consumer market. Cook said the education business represents a potential $1 billion market for Apple.

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ISTE 2014

June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

CoSN 2014 Annual Conference

March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

Reimagining the Next Generation 2013

Virtual Education Conference

November 12-15, 2013

2013 Missouri CTO Clinic

November 7, 2013

St. Louis, Mo.

SETDA Leadership Summit and Educational Forum

November 3-6, 2013

Arlington, Va.

Tablet and e-reader ownership update

The number of Americans ages 16 and older who own tablet computers has grown to 35 percent, and the share who have e-reading devices like Kindles and Nooks has grown to 24 percent. Combined, the number of people who have a tablet or an e-book reader among those 16 and older now stands at 43 percent, up from 25 percent last year.

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Howard County school buses being outfitted with new digital cameras

The Howard County Public School System, in Columbia, Md., has begun outfitting its school buses with new digital camera systems. Four cameras are being installed on each bus, two in the front, one in the middle, and one in the back. The cameras will allow administrators to review incidents on the buses.

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Blended learning is best for Newark charter school students

For a number of years, educators in both district and charter settings around the country have been leveraging advances in online-learning technologies to move toward blended-learning environments in their brick-and-mortar classrooms and schools to improve the educational opportunities for all children. An ongoing lawsuit in New Jersey, however, is attempting to reverse this trend.

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