K-12 Educational Technology News

All news articles from the THE Journal editorial team, in chronological order.


Report Spotlights Problems with Virtual School Data

Virtual K-12 enrollments in Michigan have surged in the last three years while completion rates have declined slightly. But beyond that, according to a new report, little insight can be gleaned about the effectiveness of virtual schools owing to the poor quality of data reported to the state.

Crestron Intros New Room Scheduling Touchscreen

Crestron's new TSS-752 room scheduling touchscreen features a 7-inch widescreen color display designed to provide at-a-glance meeting and scheduling information.

BrainParade Updates Special Needs App

The visual learning and assessment tool now offers student data tracking, an automatic exercise generator that simplifies the lesson-creation process and an interactive wizard that demonstrates each feature of the app.

Learning First Alliance Suggests CCSS Assessment Delay

The group representing 10 million educators cautioned against using aligned assessments in high-stakes accountability decisions, and also announced a new website to highlight best practices for implementing Common Core State Standards.

Edgenuity Adds Lesson Mastery Report To Improve Personalized Learning

Online curriculum provider Edgenuity has released a new Lesson Mastery report to help teachers monitor student progress by skill and standard to more effectively personalize instruction.

NEC Launches $25,000 Giveaway Scholarship Program

NEC is putting $25,000 in products up for grabs with the launch of a video contest for K-12 schools.

Fuel Ed Launches Online Curriculum for Middle Schools

Fuel Education has launched an online curriculum designed to help teachers personalize learning for middle school students in blended or fully online environments.

ACT Gives First Digital Exams

The first-ever computer-based national undergraduate college admission exam was administered to an invited group of 11th-grade students in 80 high schools across 23 states.

Reading Horizons Adds Vocab Preview, Mini Games

Reading Horizons has launched Reading Horizons Discovery 6.0, an updated version of its literacy development program for students in grades K-3, with a Common Core report and other features.

West Acquires SchoolMessenger

West Corp. is acquiring SchoolMessenger, legally named Reliance Holding, a provider of notification and communication tools for the K-12 market.

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