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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. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Be sure to visit our Features page.


Pearson PowerSchool Adds LearnSprout Data Dashboard

Pearson has partnered with LearnSprout to make the startup's analytics dashboard available in the PowerSchool student information system through the PowerSchool independent software vendor partner program.

U California OKs Fuel Education Online Courses as Prerequisites for Entry

The University of California has said 95 online and blended courses produced by Fuel Education satisfy requirements for prerequisites for entry as freshmen.

Assessment Tracker Adds Curricular Resources To Aid Struggling Learners

A new partnership between SAS Curriculum Pathways and SchoolCity’s STARS assessment and data management software lets teacher and student users of the latter access the former’s digital resources to bring students up to speed.

Education Performance Standards Vary Among States by as Much as Four Grade Levels

According to a new study by the American Institutes for Research, the states reporting the highest percentage of proficient students have the lowest performance standards.

Training on Apple's New Coding Language Now Available

Treehouse, an online digital platform designed to help people learn how to use digital tools, has introduced a series of video courses to teach people how to write code for Swift, the programming language Apple introduced for iOS and OS X development at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June. At the same time, Treehouse introduced an Android app that will provide more access to its more than 1,000 course videos.

Partnership Lets Teachers Adjust Learning Platforms More Easily

A new strategic partnership between Clever and digedu allows a single sign-on to incorporate student information into learning platforms.

Free Software Matches Students with College Choices

Campus Steps is a free matchmaking application that helps students identify appropriate colleges to apply to based on self-reported data, such as academic achievements, assessment scores and future goals.

Contest Seeks Redesign of School Performance Report Cards

A new competition with a $15,000 first prize is kicking off to encourage designers, developers and data experts to reimagine what the American school report card could be.

American Public: Make Teachers Apprentice for a Year

The American public has some very specific opinions about how teachers can become better at their jobs in helping K-12 students learn, according to a new survey from PDK and Gallup.

Report: 40 Percent of Wristworn Devices Will Be Smartwatches by 2016

Forty percent of all devices worn on the wrist will be smartwatches by 2016, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner. That prediction follows a swell in the smartwatches available to consumers as the number of companies offering the devices has increased from just two a year ago to seven with a device either currently on the market or about to ship.

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