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Hawaii State Plan Puts Solar Power In All Public Schools

In what could become the largest solar power project of its kind in the nation, the Department of Education is proposing to install photovoltaic panels on every public school in Hawaii over the next five years in a bid to cut electricity costs and move the state closer to its renewable energy goals.

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Clever Raises $3M Seed to Turn on Technology in Schools

After years of neglect, education is a hot area of interest for technology startups. Y Combinator is the latest startup in this space.

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iPads (and tablets) in K12: When Will We Get it Together?

An interview with John Martellaro over at The Mac Observer, an Apple focused e-zine, has Christopher Dawson of ZDnet Education thinking ... why can't we get this right?

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Playing in the Sandbox

One of the most popular games finding its way into classrooms now isn’t much of a game at all.
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Tech Growth Midst Budget Crises

K-20 institutions are maintaining current levels of technology growth despite difficult budget conditions, according to the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Virtual Schooling

Virtual school programs-especially online high school courses-are gaining traction in school districts around the country. According to a report issued in November 2011 by the National Center for Education Statistics, 55 percent of the more than 2,000 school districts surveyed had students in distance education programs during the 2009-2010 school year.

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The District Leaders Have Spoken--They want iPads and Digital Textbooks

Mobile technology has the potential to be the next boom industry for education. Companies interested in tapping into this market now have a resource that defines the wants and needs of district leaders related to mobile devices with the National Survey on Mobile Technology for K-12 Education, published by IESD Inc. in collaboration with STEM Market Impact.

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News Corp., AT&T Experiment With Mobile Education on Tablets

News Corp. is forming a partnership with AT&T Inc. to provide tablet-based learning and assessment products for kindergarten through grade 12.

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The Emergence of District Social Media Managers

While hiring dedicated social media managers is commonplace in the private sector, it's rarely seen in school districts.

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