K-12 Educational Technology News

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


NASSP to Feds: Abandon Punitive Policies Under ESEA

The National Association of Secondary School Principals is calling on policymakers at all levels to ease the transition to college and career standards. Among the group's proposals is a lifting of punitive measures currently in effect under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act and providing "significant financial resources for states to implement college and career ready standards and the related assessments with fidelity."

Houston District Enters First Phase of Huge 1-to-1 Laptop Program

As part of the first phase of its 1-to-1 program, Houston Independent School District is rolling out Microsoft Office 365 and Windows laptops to serve more than 14,000 students.

Texas District Teachers Control Computers via iPad

A Texas district is outfitting teachers with an application that will allow them to control their Mac or PC computers from their iPads.

3 Tennessee Districts Adopt Student Information System

Three Tennessee districts have adopted a Web-based student information system named by the state as a preferred vendor.

Virginia First in Broadband Evaluation Pilot

Virginia will begin a statewide pilot program whose aim is to deliver high-speed broadband to schools while bringing costs down.

Absolute Manage 6.5 Will Automate BYOD Management

The updated system will provide enrollment workflows as well as remote and automated security protocols, allowing IT administrators to remotely engage with all devices, regardless of form factor.

Prologic Adds Online Registration to Teams ERP

Prologic has added online student registration to its Teams enterprise resource planning platform.

Chegg To Acquire InstaEdu Tutoring Platform

Chegg, a company that provides study help and allows students to buy and sell textbooks online, will acquire InstaEdu, a company that offers a platform to connect students with on-demand tutors.

Maryland District Gathers 9,000 Educators for Huge Professional Development Event

Discovery Education and the DC-adjacent Prince George’s County Public Schools have teamed up to put on a professional development event with all 9,000 district educators in advance of a digital textbook rollout planned for the 2014-15 school year.

Aleratec Introduces New Charge and Sync Station Mini 10

The 10-port station is small enough to fit into a laptop bag or desk drawer and supports iOS, Android and most other platforms.

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