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K-12 Technology News

Here you'll find the latest news from the education technology world, from the newest hardware and software releases to policy and funding updates to research reports to school and district tech initiatives.


Missouri Lawmakers Reach Common Core Compromise

As the Common Core State Standards crashed in the Carolinas and Oklahoma last week, Missouri lawmakers reached a compromise on the standards designed to keep them in place for at least two years.

FIRST LEGO League Gives Global Innovation Awards

Dean Kamen, inventor and founder of FIRST, a not-for-profit organization created to inspire young people’s participation and interest in science and technology, honored the winners.

Common Core Crashing in the Carolinas: SC Is Out, NC Is Heading That Way

Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina has signed a bill that requires the state to drop CCSS. In North Carolina, bills to abolish the standards are moving through both houses of the state legislature.

E-Rate Demand Increasing

Demand for E-rate funding is increasing, especially in rural and remote districts, according to a new report.

Alberta District Rolling Out 5,000 Chromebooks This Summer

Wolf Creek Public Schools in central Alberta--between Edmonton and Calgary--will begin deploying thousands of Chromebooks this summer as part of a planned five-year rollout of netbooks and desktops.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Education

Android Education Tablets Get Multiple Account Support

Google is adding new features that allow multiple students to share a single Android-based education tablet.

Report: Most Mobile Breaches Result of App Misconfigurations by 2017

Three-quarters of mobile security breaches will be the result of application misconfigurations by 2017, according to a new forecast by market research firm Gartner.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt To Launch E-Textbook Reader App for Windows 8, 8.1

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is working with Microsoft to make more of its K-12 education content available to users of devices running the Windows 8 and 8.1 operating systems.

Report: Principal Support for BYOD Initiatives Nearly Doubled Since 2010

The number of principals who say they are unlikely to allow students to use their own mobile devices in class has dropped by nearly half in four years, from 63 percent in 2010 to just 32 percent in 2013, according to the latest report based on Project Tomorrow's annual Speak Up survey.

Discovery Education Names 2014 DEN Gurus

The DEN Guru program recognizes educators who are transforming teaching and learning with digital content and educational technologies.

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