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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.


Poll: More Americans Support Online Assessment Than Common Core

In a survey conducted by Lincoln Park Strategies and Social Driver, 61 percent of respondents expressed approval of online testing, but only 42 percent strongly or somewhat supported the initiative itself.

Report: Mobile Devices Shifting from Touch to Sensors

Over the next five years, mobile and wearable devices will rely less on touchscreen user interfaces and increasingly on sensors, and the next generation of devices and the Internet of Things will drive development of voice, gesture, eye-tracking and other interfaces, according to a new study from ABI Research.

Oregon District Awards Mini Technology Grants to 38 Teachers

Oregon's Hillsboro School District has awarded $194,000 in grants to district teachers in an effort to put 21st century tools into students' hands.

WizIQ Rolls Out New Cloud LMS

The new WizIQ LMS enables teachers to create assignments and tests, track course activities and, in the case of for-profit instruction, publish courses on a WizIQ network.

New Jersey District Cuts Costs with LED Lighting Upgrade

New Jersey's New Brunswick Public Schools is retrofitting all 10 of its schools with LED tube lights to reduce use of electricity and natural gas.

Researchers Propose Application To Bypass Internet Traffic Jams

Researchers from Cornell University, the University of Southern California and University of Massachusetts have proposed an application to help network operators find the best routes for their data and bypass Internet traffic jams.

Florida Schools Get Online Security and Safety Assessment Tool

District administrators in Florida will soon have a new online resource to help them understand the nature of potential and real safety and security issues their schools face.

Report: Security Pressures Making Older Firewalls Obsolete

The firewalls and intrusion protection systems in use by educational organizations to protect their enterprise networks may not be keeping up with the new security demands of virtualized data centers.

Teaching Matters Introduces Digital Badges for Teacher-Leaders

The nonprofit launches a pilot program that will give "micro-credentials" to qualified teacher-leaders.

PowerSchool Adds Identity Management from Tools4ever

Pearson has partnered with Tools4ever to provide identity and password management within its PowerSchool student information system.

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