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5/1/2013

5/1/2013
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5/1/2013
One Call Now, the leading group message & notification provider, today announced the launch of its latest anti-bullying service for students, parents, and educators, the Safe School Helpline®. With the addition of this anonymous hotline and direct access to crisis counselors, One Call Now offers a complete school safety solution.
5/1/2013

School districts in Minnesota and North Dakota can now purchase the Schoolwires Centricity2™ website and content management system and other Schoolwires’ solutions at a discounted and more cost-effective rate. The Minnesota Service Cooperatives recently signed an agreement with Schoolwires, selecting the company as its only approved content management provider for its member districts.

5/1/2013
This survey provides information about how education leaders are leveraging technology to achieve engaging learning environments and paints a picture of potential changes in the field.
5/1/2013
Multiple Indiana schools are suspending ISTEP+ testing for the day after students experienced problems with the testing website. “Kids are getting kicked out of their testing procedure, then when we try to get them back in, there are long waits,” says Brad Schuldt, superintendent of Culver Community Schools.
5/1/2013
In the months following the Sandy Hook massacre, schools nationwide have stepped up efforts to provide safe environments for teachers and students, and many have turned to high-tech solutions.
5/1/2013
Amplify introduces a new tablet made specifically for K12 education, which stores class content, assignments, and activities, and comes preloaded with education search tools and apps for students. Also featured are new products introduced by SocialNetWatcher.com, Acer, Texthelp, ViewSonic and McGraw-Hill Education.
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Jordan Valley School in the Canyons School District in Sandy, Utah is using an iPad to show pictures and icons that help children on the autism spectrum to more easily manage their day so they will know what to expect. Pictures, for example, depict a toilet, handwashing in a sink, reading, and math, among other tasks.
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Digital content has been mispositioned as optional: as a tool for some of the students, some of the curriculum, some of the time. In this view, software serves a role of “cleaning-up” whatever gaps were left unfilled or incomplete after normal teaching.
5/1/2013
Technology has changed lives in a number of meaningful ways. Unfortunately, the U.S. education system is a decade late on entering the new century. It must catch up, and quickly, to ensure that all students—especially low-income students and students of color—graduate from high school ready for college and a career.
5/1/2013
A new bill in the House of Representatives would allocate $750 million toward new equipment, teacher training, and competitive grants for K12 classrooms, all aimed at increasing education technology in U.S. schools to improve college enrollment rates.
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In 2012, education technology firms attracted $1.1 billion from venture capitalists, angel investors, corporations, and private equity—an order of magnitude more than the industry was pulling in 2002. But will the rush of cash translate into a radically transformed education landscape?
5/1/2013
A few weeks ago, Don Greenberg, CEO of eGenio Education Solutions in Cleveland, had lunch with a superintendent who used to forbid students from using their smartphones at school. But his attitude toward technology in the classroom has changed. In fact, his start-up is one of many northeast Ohio companies riding a wave of interest in education technology.
5/1/2013
The North Allegheny (Pa.) School Board approved wiring upgrades and security measures for its buildings. Projects include replacing the network infrastructure equipment, upgrading data wiring for all seven elementary schools, and installing wireless coverage in each district building.
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Technology Director Ryan McGee of the Mattapoisett (Mass.) schools estimates that the district's funding for technology needs over the next five years will cost at least $366,000. While selectmen were not opposed to most of the items included in McGee’s priority list, including computer labs and iPads, they did take issue with the source of the funding.

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