More Schools Ready for Digital Learning as Connectivity Increases

More Schools Ready for Digital Learning as Connectivity Increases

Evan Marwell, founder and CEO of EducationSuperHighway, told Simba's newsletter, Electronic Education Report, that a rising percentage of school districts ready for digital learning, from 30% in 2013 to 94% now, is unlocking opportunities for teachers to expand educational resources.


Desktops, Laptops & Chromebooks in K-12 Classrooms

Desktops, Laptops & Chromebooks in K-12 Classrooms

The total base of installed base of desktops, laptops, and Chromebooks in K-12 classrooms increased 13.3% from 2014 to 2016 with the growth driven by a steep increase in the number of Chromebooks.


Title I Funding, Lifeline to Poor Schools, Up in FY 2016

Title I Funding, Lifeline to Poor Schools, Up in FY 2016

Funding for Title I, the largest elementary and secondary education program that funds support for low-achieving children especially in high-poverty schools, rose 3.5% in fiscal year 2016, ended Sept. 30, 2016, to $14.91 billion, up from $14.41 billion in fiscal 2015.


Why Instructional Materials Need to Personalize Learning

Why Instructional Materials Need to Personalize Learning

After more than a decade of big changes dictated by Washington, D.C., states are now re-asserting their individual goals.


LEGO Expands Education Resources for New School Year

LEGO Expands Education Resources for New School Year

Created by educators for educators, LEGO Education lesson plans are filtered by duration, difficulty, subject, grade level, and product.


Apple's iPad is Most Popular Tablet in Schools

Apple's iPad is Most Popular Tablet in Schools

Citing data from NPD, Apple said the iPad had a 55% share of the U.S. tablet market, up from a 46% share one year ago. Also, the company produced eight of the 10 best-selling tablets.


B&N Ed Signs on to Anti-Counterfeit Initiative

B&N Ed Signs on to Anti-Counterfeit Initiative

Barnes & Noble Education (Basking Ridge, NJ) signed on to a college publisher initiative to counteract counterfeits of print textbooks on July 31


What We Learned Talking to District Administrators About Social Studies and Science

What We Learned Talking to District Administrators About Social Studies and Science

We are seeing a transformation across Education as materials move from print to digital, learning moves from memorization to experience, and content selection moves from textbook adoption to curriculum curation.


Interest in Providing Diverse Language Education Resources in PreK-12 Grows

Interest in Providing Diverse Language Education Resources in PreK-12 Grows

U.S. school districts are educating students speaking a variety of languages, and PreK-12 educators in those districts have concerns about the breadth and quality of instructional materials available for their students.


Does the K-12 Tablet Market Mirror the Broader Worldwide Market for Tablet Computers?

The appetite worldwide for tablet computers, as tracked by International Data Corp., shows a declining market with unit shipments for full year 2016 down 15.6% from 2015—the second straight year of decreasing shipments. Slate tablets - tablets without a dedicated keyboard - continue to decline in sales.