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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.

Research Finds Mostly White Ed Force Unready to Support Minority Students

Along with increased focus on supporting the needs of a diverse student body, the report also suggested that educator preparation programs emphasize field experience and "high-quality mentorship experiences" that tie to the coursework.

Access Control Provider Debuts LMS Solution

Open Options is launching a new learning management solution to help its customers obtain certifications to the company’s distributed network architecture software.

Nation's Report Card Downsizing

NAEP testing is done in grades 4, 8 and 12 and is the only set of assessments that allow for state comparisons. The downsizing of the testing population would reduce the number of schools that participate in the assessments by 2,000 and the number of students by a third.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of August 5, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches Grant Program

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is looking for applications to help schools improve student outcomes.

How Youth Organizations Use Tech to Build Student Social Capital

Helping students develop their "social capital" — the people and environments they have access to, including caring teachers, tutors, mentors, coaches, friends, who can help them thrive — isn't just a job for those present in their lives face-to-face.

More Schools Pursue 'Innovation Pathways'

The goal of the programs will be to give students experience in specific industry through a combination of college courses and internships.

Preventing CTE Renaissance from Repeating Problems of the Past

How can the career and technical education programs of today avoid the equity problems that plagued vocational education in previous generations?

Louisiana Issues State Emergency Declaration in Response to District Data Breaches

The governor of Louisiana issued a statewide emergency declaration in response to a cybersecurity event that breached the school systems of three parishes in the northern part of the state and threatened other public and private entities in the state.

Report Offers Remedies for Principal Turnover

Nearly one in five principals — 18 percent — in public schools leave their positions year over year, and that rate is even higher in high-poverty schools — 21 percent.

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