April 17, 2020: Volume 27, Number 8

Companies See Opportunities, Face Challenges

With the transition to remote learning, educational technology providers are offering—and schools are signing up for—free educational resources. Exposing teachers and students to ...

Houston Taps HUB, Teams & Trusted Providers

The interest among school districts to work with companies they know and trust to deliver results has led some of the largest school districts in the U.S.—including New York City ...

NYC Schools Struggle with Remote Learning, Face Future Cuts

The New York City school district, largest in the U.S. serving 1.1 million students at 1,866 schools, offers a striking example of the current struggle to transition to remote learning ...

Discovery Offers Information, Resources & Support

 With digital content and professional learning resources, and a reach that extends to 4.5 million students and 45 million students in 140 countries, Discovery Education ...

Symbaloo Shares Its Platform for Distance Learning

Content-integration platform Symbaloo (Delft, Netherlands/Costa Mesa, CA) is offering its pro version to all educators at no cost for the duration of the school closings caused by the ...

Feds Will Provide Education Money to Assist States

 The U.S. Department of Education in April moved to make $3 billion for education block grants, authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, available ...

In Utah, Use of Chromebooks & Canvas Grew Before Pandemic

Utah’s students and teachers are more connected to digital teaching and learning following increased distribution of computing devices and newer wireless networking gear, but more ...

People Briefs, April 17, 2020

K12 Inc. (Herndon, VA) in April appointed James Rhyu to a new role as president, corporate strategy, marketing and technology. Rhyu, who had been chief financial officer and president ...

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