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News Scan: Innovation outpacing workforce, warns Gates; Greenspan says H-1B cap may need lifting; more

The top news stories for March 17, 2014.

Digital donation project bolsters needy schools, classrooms

DonorsChoose and Looker have teamed up to create the Giving Index, which reveals trends in educational needs and charitable giving across the U.S.

News Scan: Study reveals top skills for IT leaders; Must-have tech skills for today's educators; more

The top news stories for Jan. 29, 2014.

News Scan: IT in schools; Cloud as disruption king; more

Top news stories for Jan. 8, 2014.

Assignment: Teach 15 million kids to code. Time: one hour. Begin.

Last week's successful Hour of Code program offers valuable lessons on how to restore computer science instruction in the public schools.

Recent studies confirm value of mobile technology, tablets in classroom

A pair of new studies finds that mobile technology and tablet devices do indeed make a difference in the teaching and learning environment.

Cloud lessons from the classroom

Over the past few weeks,  FierceEnterpriseCommunications  has been examining pilot programs for cloud computing in public education. Two clear messages have emerged from these collective conversations: That cloud-based computing should not be viewed as primarily a money-saver; and that lots of training needs to preclude any actual move to the cloud.

Growing fan base for Office 365 for Education

This week and next, millions of children across the country are returning to school. For some of them, the new school year will bring new opportunities with technology. And for a growing number of school districts, that includes investments in Microsoft's foray into educational cloud computing: Microsoft Office 365 for Education.

Case study: Tennessee schoolchildren pilot first Microsoft educational cloud tool

When students in the Clarksville-Montgomery School District in Tennessee return to school in two weeks they will find freshly-buffed hallways, sparkling desk tops and a new update of what is a very new educational cloud platform--Microsoft Office 365 for Education.

Case study: Oregon schoolchildren living well in the cloud

By all accounts, Oregon schoolchildren have been living very well in the cloud so far.  This fall, the Oregon Virtual School District completes its third year as the first state-wide rollout for Google Applications for Education, a cloud-based platform for email, student accounts, profiles, database access, file sharing and collaboration services for students.