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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.


Data Driven PD Designed To Help Teachers Differentiate Instruction

Amplify and KDS will partner on an online course for educators that will help them use data to develop curriculum.

SimpleK12 Offers Free Online PD Event on Differentiated Instruction

Online professional development provider Simple K12 will host a free online event designed to help teachers differentiate instruction on September 2.

Microsoft Expands YouthSpark Initiative

YouthSpark started two years ago, and in that time, Microsoft stated, the program has "created opportunities" for 227 million people in 100 countries. The company is now nearly doubling those efforts.

All Educational Testing Service Research Reports Now Available at Wiley Online Library

Educational Testing Service has made its entire collection of research reports, more than 2,500 in total, available through the Wiley Online Library.

Circumventing Institutional Barriers to Blended Learning

A new report examines barriers to the implementation of blended learning and solutions districts have found to work around them.

7 STEM Startups Win Big at Silicon Valley Software Competition

Seven ed tech startups have won a Silicon Valley competition for STEM software developers and will get the chance to pilot their creations in local Bay Area schools.

Clever Now Compatible With Classroom Management Tool Engage

Mobile device management company FileWave is now compatible with data integrator Clever, a partnership that will let schools use their SIS data to prepopulate information fields in FileWave’s classroom management tool, Engage.

Report Details 5 Keys to Using Technology To Help At-Risk Students

A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education offers five recommendations for helping at-risk students learn.

'Engineers on Wheels' Roll into Florida Schools

"Engineers on Wheels" will be rolling into high school campuses all over South Florida this fall. The Chrysler van, loaded with hands-on activities and engineering experiments, will visit classrooms as part of a Florida International University initiative to introduce the subject to high school students.

Edsys Intros School Bus Tracking

Edsys has introduced real-time tracking software that lets parents and teachers monitor the location of students riding on school buses.

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