ProProfs has released a major update to its assessment creation suite, Quiz Maker.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Scholastic have released the partial findings of their new report, Primary Sources: America's Teachers on Teaching in an Era of Change , which show that almost all teachers are aware of the Common Core State Standards and the majority of those in states adopting the standards are enthusiastic about the implementation.
Within eight years, consumers, businesses, universities, school systems, governments, and other organizations will be spending $8.9 trillion on the forecast 212 billion "things" that will make up the global "Internet of Things."
As part of its 25th anniversary, data security firm Trend Micro is offering grants to 12 K-12 schools and districts in the United States, including cash, in-kind contributions, and IT professional services.
Barco has drastically expanded its lineup of high-light-output, high-resolution projectors. The company launched nine new high-brightness projectors in its Present line, including the brightest single-chip DLP projector on the market, as well as a high-light-output three-chip projector, three collaborative projectors, and a free-standing 2 x 2 video wall.
Vermont will replace its current state math and English Language Arts tests with Smarter Balanced tests based on the Common Core State Standards beginning in 2015. Prior to that, 27 elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools will participate in field tests of the new high-stakes assessments.
Epson's eight new projectors, designed for the K-12 classroom, come with high image quality and advanced networking capabilities.
The Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education (CIJE) has expanded its science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education programs in California.
Most children born this year will graduate from high school in 2030. And one group of education experts has concocted some dramatic changes to the traditional educational model. Among the ideas: forget about tests and eliminate grades 9-12 in favor of putting students together based on abilities and areas of study.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The School District of Palm Beach County has deployed a new system for storing copy data and reduced costs by $700,000 over five years.