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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.


Certica Acquires NWEA's Formative Assessment Item Bank

A provider of data management and student assessment tools for K-12, Certica, has acquired the Northwest Evaluation Association's Formative Assessment Item Bank line of business.

Compass Learning Launches New Digital Activities for Grades 6-8

Compass Learning has added 800 new activities to its portfolio of tools designed to help students in grades 6-8 improve their English language arts and math skills for computer-based assessments.

Texas District To Adopt New LMS for Better Tech Integration

The Crowley Independent School District, with 15,000 students, is adopting a new learning management system in an effort to improve technology integration.

Absolute Software Intros Automatic Freeze for Offline Devices

Absolute Software has introduced the Device Freeze Offline Policy, a new security feature for its Absolute Computrace tracking product for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

The Web's About To Get Faster

Hypertext Transfer Protocol version 2 is, at long last, a done deal.

NEF Launches 2 Programs To Improve Digital Skills of U.S. Students and Workers

The National Education Foundation will fund a new digital literacy initiative and an adopt-a-school program designed to help businesses train their workers and enhance the skills of American students.

CyberFed Debuts Site To Help Find Cybersecurity Competitions

The Cybersecurity Competition Federation has launched a new Web site designed to get more people involved with cybersecurity competitions and, ultimately, cybersecurity professions.

Adaptive Learning Partnership To Focus on Improved Language Instruction

McGraw-Hill Education and Cerego will partner on a new series of language learning tools based on adaptive technologies, beginning with a new version of an existing Spanish language program.

Classroom Management App Now Available in Multiple Languages

An updated version of Netop’s Vision ME iPad workflow app can be used in five different languages, virtually interchangeably.

Research: Broaden Stereotypes To Draw Women into CS and Engineering

The stereotype of the typical computer scientist or engineer as somebody who's white or Asian, socially inept, obsessed with technology and almost always male is keeping girls out of those fields, according to a new study from the University of Washington.

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