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U South Florida Expands Use of Video Coaching for Urban Teacher Residency Program

The Urban Teacher Residency Partnership Program at the University of South Florida has adopted a video-based classroom observation platform to help student teachers share videos with mentor coaches.

Betsy DeVos Wins Historic, Tie-Breaking Senate Vote to Become Education Secretary

Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos won a historically close Senate vote Tuesday to become secretary of the United States Department of Education (ED), despite opposition from teachers’ unions, Democrats civil rights groups and parents. At approximately 12:40 p.m. ET, Vice President Mike Pence cast a historic tie-breaking vote, making the vote 51-50 and confirming President Donald Trump’s controversial pick for the cabinet post.

GOP Works to Throw Out Obama Education Rules

As supporters and opponents of President Trump's choice for education secretary decide what the department will look like with Betsy DeVos at the helm, a powerful Congressional committee is pushing forward with a rollback of new rules put in place as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the Higher Education Act (HEA). Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives Rules Committee met to consider "congressional disapproval" of two rules, one related to teacher preparation programs and the other related to accountability and state education plans.

FCC Blocks 9 Companies From Providing Low-Income Internet Access

FCC regulators are telling nine companies that they won’t be allowed to participate in a federal program intended to help them provide affordable internet access to low-income consumers — weeks after those companies were approved to do so.



Sony Debuts 7 New LCD Projectors, New Camera Controller for Lecture Capture

Sony has unveiled seven new projectors designed for use in mid-sized classrooms and a new remote camera controller for lecture capture and event production.

Report: Number of Ransomware Attacks Grew Nearly 17 Times Larger in 2016

Ransomware surged 16,700 percent from 2015 to 2016, though unique malware samples declined over the same period, according to a new report from network security firm SonicWall.

George Mason U Signs with Outsourcer to Train Students in Coding

The Virginia university has agreed to promote Revature technology training to students and recent graduates via online or on-site.

Democrats Speaking for Next 24 Hours to Try to Derail Nomination of DeVos for ED Secretary

Senate Democrats are speaking on the floor of the chamber for the next 24 hours, in an effort to derail the confirmation of Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Education (ED).

Apple Releases Education Bundle With Video, Audio Editing Tools

Apple has introduced the Pro Apps Bundle for Education, available for K–12 and higher ed institutions, which includes Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X and other video and audio editing tools for a third of the collective price.

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