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Educators, Parents, Students Urged To Sign Petition Calling for Investment in School Broadband

To bridge the digital divide in education, the International Society for Technology in Education, (ISTE®) today initiated an online petition urging the Obama Administration to take action to invest in school broadband connectivity to ensure all students graduate equipped for success. If ISTE's petition to "Invest in classroom broadband connectivity to ensure that all students are ready for college and 21st century careers," reaches 100,000 signatures by May 1, 2013, the White House will respond. To sign the petition today, go to http://wh.gov/LVL7. Read More »

Atomic Learning Expands Training Library To Include Microsoft® Office 2013 Suite

Atomic Learning's newly added online training series can help schools and educators get the most out of Microsoft Office 2013. Microsoft's Office Suite has been redesigned and several common functions are now much easier to use. With courses on Excel® 2013, Word 2013 and PowerPoint® 2013, Read More »

Fossil School District Discovers Missing Link to Speech-Language Success

To consolidate the management of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and more efficiently provide speech therapy services to homebound students, Fossil School District in Fossil, Ore., partnered with PresenceLearning, the leader in online speech therapy services for K-12 students. With this new partnership, Fossil School District can now provide speech therapy services to students in the district's Distance Learning Program. Read More »

eBackpack Announces the Launch of Enhanced iPad App

eBackpack, Inc, the leading provider of cross-platform cloud assignment and classroom workflow management solutions, announced today the launch of its enhanced eBackpack App for iPhones and iPads giving students and teachers both a paperless assignment system as well as free-hand annotation functionality. Read More »

BenQ's M7 Projector Series Brings High Brightness and High Performance to Classrooms and Large Venues

BenQ America Corp. announced its new M7 Series of high-brightness, high-performance projectors. Designed for education and other large-venue settings, the product line comprised of the MX720, MW721, MX722, MX766, and MW767 features up to 4,200 ANSI lumens of brightness, contrast ratios extending to 13,000:1, and power-saving technology to cut energy consumption by up to 70 percent. Read More »

Common Sense Media Launches 1-to-1 Essentials Program

Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology, today launched its 1-to-1 Essentials Program - a roadmap of everything schools need to provide students with both technology and the digital citizenship skills they need to be successful with it. Read More »

Kentucky Schools Launch Statewide Cloud-based ERP System from Tyler Technologies

Tyler Technologies, Inc. has successfully moved 173 Kentucky school districts from traditional on-premise deployments of its Munis® enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to a hosted Munis solution. The process took less than two years and makes Kentucky the largest school system in the U.S. on a cloud-based financial management system. Read More »

Pacific Metrics Corporation Releases Software that Supports Content Authoring Tools for SBAC

Pacific Metrics Corporation, a leading provider of advanced assessment and technology solutions, has successfully delivered a release of the item authoring and item pool (IAIP) application software for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced). Read More »

Ematic Unveils 7" Google Certified Tablet, Only $79.99;

Ematic launches the Genesis Prime, its first-ever Google-certified tablet with complete access to Google Play. For on-the-go users, this 7" Android 4.1(Jelly Bean) tablet is your hub for entertainment with access to thousands of today's most popular apps, games, movies and more. Read More »

Florida Virtual School® and Shmoop Offer End-of-Course Help

Florida Virtual School (FLVS®) has joined forces with Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, to get kids pumped and ready for these all-important exams. All of Shmoop’s guides are aligned to Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, Civics and U.S. History. Read More »