K-12 Educational Technology News

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


LightSail Literacy Platform Adds Integration with Clever SIS

LightSail Education has partnered with Clever on a deal to integrate data from the latter's student information system with the LightSail literacy platform.

NEC Intros 4 Portable Projectors For Education

NEC's new filter-free digital projectors feature high brightness, remote diagnostic capability and tools that enable users to transmit images from their mobile devices.

BenQ Unveils Two New 3D-Ready Projectors

BenQ has debuted two new projectors, the MH680 and MH740, designed for multiple applications. Both projectors feature 1080p resolution and are 3D PC and Blu-Ray ready.

NEF Offers $70 Million in School Matching Funds

The National Education Foundation's Cyberlearning project has set aside $70 million that it will award to disadvantaged schools that are applying for federal assistance through the QZAB program.

Georgia Senate Calls for Review of Common Core

State Senator William Ligon (R-Brunswick) introduced Senate Bill 167, which would put into law a review of the standards that Governor Nathan Deal had ordered last year.

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Free Chromebook Trial: Acer, Intel Open Seed Program

Intel and computer manufacturer Acer have launched a seed program that will make Chromebooks available for schools to pilot.

OpenID Connect Standard Extends Digital Identities Across the Web

The OpenID Foundation has launched a new standard for Internet security and privacy. 

ED Talks Tough on Student Privacy

The United States Department of Education is actively taking on the hot-button issue of student data privacy by issuing new guidance for districts, schools, educators and parents.

Report: Teachers Want More Time, Resources To Prepare for Common Core

While more teachers today feel confident about their ability to teach Common Core State Standards, more than three-quarters of them reported they need more time to find teaching materials and develop lesson plans, according to a new survey of more than 20,000 teachers from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Scholastic.

2 Texas Districts Turn to Virtualization To Save Money, Time

Two Texas school districts have recently gone public with their adoption of virtualized desktop infrastructures in an effort to save money and IT work hours.

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