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Here you'll find the latest news from the education technology world, from the newest hardware and software releases to policy and funding updates to research reports to school and district tech initiatives. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Be sure to visit our Features page.


Report: Blunders Still Dog Education Security

People in education are more likely to click on phishing e-mails than any other major segment, according to the latest Verizon data breach report.

Teacher Qualifications the 'Most Significant Factor' in Improving Student Achievement

Experienced, well credentialed teachers have a positive impact on achievement for all students, in particular students of color. And, a new report found, inexperienced, under-credentialed teachers have the opposite effect.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of May 20, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Abl Acquires School by Design

Technology and consulting firm School by Design has been acquired by Abl, a developer of school scheduling software.

Congress Considers Bills Focused on STEM Equity, Privacy, Transfer Credits, Anti-Harassment, Cyber Workforce and School Security

Lawmakers considered six bills this week that could impact the lives of teachers and students in significant ways.

Aldine ISD Invests in IoT for School Safety

Aldine Independent School District is piloting the use of IoT lighting and alarm buttons connected to sensors to improve school safety and communications with first responders.

Early College High School Program Targets Underserved Populations in Maryland

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed legislation to expand the state’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School Program, which allows students to earn a college degree while in high school.

How to Promote Parent-Teacher Engagement

A new study finds the lack of information sharing between parents and teachers can serve as a barrier to student success.

Carnegie Mellon Releases Learning Tools for K-12 and Higher Ed

Carnegie Mellon University has moved forward in its efforts to release education tools into the world. Last week, the institution officially introduced OpenSimon, a community and collection of tools dedicated to "[catalyzing] a revolution in learning and teaching" for higher education and K-12.

Tracking Student Behaviors Interactively

A new study finds using an interactive display to track student behaviors can support behavior management strategies.

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