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K-12 Technology News

Here you'll find the latest news from the education technology world, from the newest hardware and software releases to policy and funding updates to research reports to school and district tech initiatives. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Be sure to visit our Features page.


Reports: District Leaders Are Hedging Their Bets on Common Core Assessments

According to two new reports by the Center on Education Policy at George Washington University, even as schools are developing and teaching CCSS-aligned curriculum, district leaders appear to be reserving judgment on the impact of the consortia-developed assessments.

Renaissance Adds Nonfiction Texts, Skills Practice with Accelerated Reader 360

Renaissance Learning has unveiled Accelerated Reader 360, an updated version of Accelerated Reader that adds new resources and activities for students.

BloomBoard PD Platform Adds Blended Schools Network Resources

Sibling Group Holdings has partnered with BloomBoard to make its Blended Schools Network professional development resources available through the latter's library.

Social Media Turning Out To Help Teachers Gain PD

While technology is very helpful for student engagement and motivation, where it really shines is in providing professional development and opportunities for teachers to collaborate with colleagues. And social media is turning out to be a powerful tool for those purposes.

Disadvantaged Students in Georgia District Get Home Internet Service

Fayette County Schools in Georgia will provide its economically disadvantaged students with free wireless Internet service at home in an effort to close the district's digital divide.

Chicago Principals To Receive Training from Northwestern U

Over the next three years, exceptional principals in Chicago Public Schools will receive training and executive coaching as a result of a collaboration between Northwestern University's Center for Nonprofit Management and School of Education and Social Policy.

EdWeb.net Launches 'Teaching Kids to Code' PLC

The new professional learning community is intended to help teachers integrate computer science and coding into their classroom lessons.

UC Davis To Host STEM Conference for Educators

University of California, Davis will host its annual Conference on Integrated Computing and STEM Education Sunday, November 9 at the UC Davis Conference Center.

SimCityEDU Gets Clever Instant Login Integration, Free Student Access

GlassLab, a nonprofit developer of digital learning games, has partnered with Clever to give schools using Clever Instant Login free access to GlassLab's SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge game for the 2014-2015 school year.

Silex Intros Wireless Adapter for Interactive Displays

Silex Technology, a provider of wired and wireless networking products, has introduced the SX-ND-4350WAN, a wireless interactive display adapter and wireless access point.

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