K-12 Technology News

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Colorado League of Charter Schools Turns to Nonprofit To Improve Assessment

The Colorado League of Charter Schools has teamed with a private partner in an effort to improve student assessment at charter schools across the state.

Washington Students Learn Computer Science Through Game Development

A half-dozen students in Washington are learning computer science skills at the local headquarters of a game developer.

New Charging Carts Introduced by Trident Case

Two new charging carts have been introduced by Trident Case, including one that will charge up to 30 tablets at one time.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Adds New Developer Portal

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched the HMH Developer Portal, a new online interface where developers, designers and educators can access the company's newly exposed application programming interfaces (APIs) to create new learning applications and integrate them with HMH applications.

Survey: Anti-Poverty Initiatives Are Top Priority for State Teachers of the Year

The top three funding priorities for student learning are anti-poverty initiatives, early learning and reducing barriers to learning, according to a new survey of the State Teachers of the Year.

Van Andel Institute Offers Free Trial of STEM Platform

NexGen Inquiry is a cloud-based science investigation organizer built by teachers for teachers.

Fayette County Schools Selects LMS To Boost Engagement, Achievement

Fayette County Public Schools has adopted a learning management system in an effort to improve student achievement and increase engagement with students, parents and the community.

Ruth Rumack's Learning Space Launches Online Essay Coaching

Ruth Rumack's Learning Space has launched Essay Coach, an online resource designed to help students in middle school through college use critical thinking to write better essays.

3P Learning Launches Online Science Program

3P Learning’s IntoScience incorporates 3D environments, real-time gaming and structured activities for students in grades 6-8.

Charter Organizations Developing Their Own Teacher Training Programs

A new report from a research organization focused on disruptive innovations has examined how charter management organizations (CMOs) in K-12 have created their own teacher education and certification programs to help create the kinds of teachers they want to hire for their schools. Their reasoning: "Teachers who graduate from most traditional teacher education programs lack the skills needed to teach successfully."

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