K-12 Technology News

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NCLB Draft Rewrite Reduces Stakes of Standardized Testing, Brings Major Changes to Federal Ed Policy

The proposed law would require states to create their own accountability systems and bar the federal government from incentivizing states to adopt specific standards, such as the Common Core State Standards.

Report: Most Americans Support Concepts Behind Common Core

Most Americans support the basic concepts behind the Common Core, even if many do not know what the Common Core State Standards are, according to a new survey from the Leadership Conference Education Fund.

Students Set for Launch in NASA Rocket Fair

More than 30 middle school, high school and college teams of student scientists will compete April 10 and 11 in the National Aeronautic & Space Administration (NASA) Student Launch event near the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL.

All-in-One Service Caters to Schools Needing Wi-Fi Networks

A telecom and business communications company has released a new set of services intended to provide schools and districts with access to wireless technology.

Hack Reactor Opens New Programming School in Los Angeles

The Hack Reactor collective of programming schools plans to open a new campus in Los Angeles through its Austin-based partner, MakerSquare.

Aerohive Updates HiveManager with Simplified On-Boarding, Troubleshooting

Aerohive Networks has released a new version of its cloud-enabled network management system, HiveManager Next Generation.

NEA Campaign Aims To Shift ESEA Away from 'Testing, Labeling and Punishing Schools'

A new multi-pronged campaign from the National Education Association will try to shift the focus of federal education policy away from high-stakes testing and back toward students, with a special emphasis on "children living in poverty, students with disabilities and English-language learners."

North Carolina Signs Statewide LMS Contract

The North Carolina Department of Education has signed a statewide contract with Instructure to provide negotiated pricing for the Canvas learning management system (LMS) to all local education agencies (LEA) and charter schools.

New Educational App Review Site Pairs Apps With Instructional Ideas

App Ed Review is a resource created by two professors to support teachers’ integration of tablets into their teaching practice.

K-12 Canvas Grants Aim To End 'Lossless Learning'

Instructure has given its 2015 Canvas Grants to 10 K-12 educators who demonstrated in their submitted proposals the best ways to develop innovative programs and improve education.

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