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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.


States Need To Rejigger Policies for Competency Ed To Flourish

If states are serious about implementing competency-based education in the hope that it will prepare students for college and career, policy makers had better be ready to update their rules and regulations, according to a new report by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.

Snapshot: LTE Devices Accelerating, 20 Networks Now Running Commercial LTE-Advanced

The number of 4G LTE handsets is set to explode in the coming year, with growth of more than 43 percent from 2014. Meanwhile, according to a new report, telecommunications networks in 14 countries are now commercially operating high-speed LTE-Advanced.

Ed Tech Leaders Applaud FCC Decision to Increase Funding for Broadband by $1.5 Billion a Year

The Federal Communications Commission voted today to increase the E-rate fund by $1.5 billion annually. The decision will allow the United States to expand high-speed WiFi access to 43.5 million additional students, more than 101,000 additional schools and nearly 16,000 additional libraries.

NY Schools Get Direct Line to Emergency Responders

Twenty schools in two New York counties will be testing out a new emergency response system that connects them directly to police and other public safety responders.

Compass Learning Selects Classroom Refresh Winners

Compass Learning has selected the winners for its Classroom Refresh Contest to receive approximately $185,000 in classroom technology and related services.

39 California Schools Win Grants for Energy Education

Thirty-nine schools in California have been selected to receive grants ranging from $1,000-$10,000 for helping students understand renewable energy.

Pearson Wins Bid To Develop PISA 2018 Frameworks

Pearson has won a competitive tender from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to develop the framework for 2018's Program for International Student Assessment.

Hypersign Upgrades Signage Software for Samsung Displays

Hypersign has updated its digital signage software to support Samsung's new D Series Smart Signage displays.

Mercersburg Academy Upgrades to 500 Mbps Ethernet Dedicated Internet Line

Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania has replaced its 100 megabit-per-second (Mbps) Ethernet network with a new service that provides download speeds up to five times faster to give students and faculty faster access to online resources and better Internet performance from anywhere on campus.

Colorado Students Partner with Medical College on Cancer Research

Students at Dawson School are using algorithms they developed themselves to look for patterns in cancer data provided by the Baylor College of Medicine.

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