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Belkin Works with the City of LA to Supply Essential Electronic Accessories to Alternative Learning Sites

Belkin, a global consumer electronics leader, announced this week its continued partnership with the City of LA to supply essential electronic accessories to 60 Alternative Learning Centers Read more

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Biden Nears Win as Japan, Dutch Back China Chip Controls
January 29, 2023

For more on the West’s race to implement China chip controls, read Bloomberg’s explainer on the computer chip “arms race.” (Bloomberg) — Japan and the Netherlands are poised to join the US in limiting China’s access to advanced semiconductor machinery, forging a powerful alliance that will undercut Beijing’s ambitions to build its own domestic […]

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NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — More than 700 miles from Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange’s backup data center on Cermak Road in Chicago is supposed to safeguard US markets, standing by at all hours in case disaster ever strikes the world’s largest venue for trading shares. When markets are closed, it participates in a well-worn routine, […]

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California Storms Have Farmers Rushing to Avoid Crop Shortfall
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — California farmers are facing costly damages from weeks of severe California storms that may trigger more expensive US fruits and vegetables in a time of massive food inflation. “The numbers are going to be somewhere in the hundreds of millions and perhaps in the billions,” Dave Puglia, head of the trade group Western […]

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Belkin Works with the City of LA to Supply Essential Electronic Accessories to Alternative Learning Sites
February 3, 2021

Belkin, a global consumer electronics leader, announced this week its continued partnership with the City of LA to supply essential electronic accessories to 60 Alternative Learning Centers throughout the city to help enhance the learning experience of students during this time of emergency and need. As school shutdowns continue due to the pandemic, students, especially […]

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Creating and Sustaining Digital and Social Equity in Education
January 11, 2021

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   As public education enters 2021, the same […]

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Feds Deliver $54 Billion in COVID Relief Funding
January 8, 2021

The Department of Education this week announced today that more than $54 billion in emergency relief funding is now available to support fully reopening K-12 schools, facilitate continuity of learning, and measure and address the learning loss caused by a lack of in-person learning opportunities. This funding is allocated by the Coronavirus Response and Relief […]

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World Bank Outlines a New Vision to Ensure that Every Child Learns, Everywhere
December 15, 2020

COVID-related school closures risk pushing an additional 72 million primary school aged children into learning poverty—meaning that they are unable to read and understand a simple text by age 10—according to two new World Bank reports released today. The reports outline a new vision for learning and the investments and policies, including on education technology, that […]

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Marketing as a Citizen of the Community
December 3, 2020

Education is the highest form of marketing. Shannon Maverick sets on out on a quest to speak with business leaders from around B2B to better understand how they are utilizing education with their customers.   Becoming a trusted source is key to marketing success.  When companies utilize community outreach as a cornerstone to marketing it […]

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Verizon Innovative Learning Expands to Offer 3M+ Teachers Free Tools for Digital Education
December 1, 2020

As the ongoing pandemic continues to exacerbate the digital divide in America and increase barriers to digital learning, Verizon is increasing its investment in support of remote learning with the launch of new programs to benefit technology-integrated instruction: Teacher Training Pathways and a new offering to bring connectivity to more students in under-resourced schools. Developed under the Verizon Innovative […]

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CoderZ Contributes to the National Computer Science for All Movement
November 23, 2020

The CSforALL movement, to bring computer science to all US students, marked a major growth milestone this week. Along with 126 organizations, CoderZ has made new commitments to advance computer science education access and opportunity for youth across the United States at the 2020 CSforALL Commitments Showcase. “In partnership with Amazon Future Engineer, we’ve committed […]

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More Support Needed to Protect Privacy and Advance Digital Equity
October 23, 2020

The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) this week released a new report — with accompanying survey findings — that reflect the urgent need to provide improved student privacy support to teachers, parents, and students. Almost half of teachers report they have received no substantive training on data privacy, and only four in 10 parents say […]

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10th Annual E-rate Trends Report Indicates Need for Off-campus Funding
October 16, 2020

Providing an inside look at the efficacy and value of the federal E-rate program, Funds For Learning releases findings from its 10th annual E-rate Trends Report with a record-breaking 2,138 responses submitted by E-rate applicants. Results indicate that while E-rate remains a crucial program for schools and libraries to ensure connectivity, the COVID-19 pandemic brought attention to […]

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