K-12 Technology News

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South Carolina Adopts Data Management System for Special Education Data

The South Carolina Department of Education has implemented a special education data management system in an effort to reduce the time and cost associated with the process of collecting and reporting on special education data.

118-Year-Old Distance Ed School Goes Online

The American School will now offer complete high school programs that students can take online, in addition to its paper-based courses.

Colleges in 6 States Will Now Use Smarter Balanced Scores as Part of Placement

High school students who take the Smarter Balanced exam in six states can now use their scores as evidence that they are ready for entry-level, credit-bearing college courses and do not need to take remedial courses. Almost 200 colleges and universities in California, Delaware, Hawaii, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington have agreed to accept Smarter Balanced scores.

PC Market Continues Decline Despite Growth in Mobile PC Segment

Global PC shipments continued their decline in the first quarter of 2015, totaling 71 million units, according to a new report from Gartner. That total represents a 5.2 percent drop compared to the first quarter of 2014.

OK District Puts Video Surveillance into 4 Schools

A school district in Oklahoma has gone public with its implementation of video surveillance, which it put in place after mopping up from vandalism that cost between $20,000 and $30,000.

Baltimore County Schools Upgrades Network To Support Mobile Learning

Baltimore County Public Schools has implemented a new wireless network districtwide to support its mobile learning objectives.

New Fellowship Aims To Help Superintendents Implement Personalized Learning

The Lexington Institute is a public policy think tank that focuses on issues dealing with the intersection of technology and education, national security and energy.

iNACOL To Host Free Webinar on Hybrid Learning

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will host a free webinar focused on the rotational model of hybrid learning.

New Canon Projector Requires a Single Ethernet Cable for HD Video, Audio, Serial Control

The new REALiS WUX500, equipped with WiFi, can also project from multiple computers wirelessly, as well as allow the projection of JPEG images without a computer.

Ed Advocates Chime in Hot and Cold on No Child Left Behind Rewrite

As the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) began markup of the Every Child Achieves Act today, education advocacy groups are making their thoughts on the proposed legislation known.

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