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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.


Hour of Code This Week Set To Engage Students in Computer Science

The initiative by Code.org to stimulate students' interest in computer science may involve as many as 15 million people around the world.

Want Competency Ed? Change Teacher Policies First

Districts and schools that want to implement a competency-based learning environment would do well first to focus on educators' skills as well as the policies that could hold them back from success. So asserts a new paper from school improvement nonprofit KnowledgeWorks and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.

PARCC Assessments Begin in Six States

High school students in states that use “block scheduling” will take paper-based versions of the tests during the month of December.

Illinois District Partners with Northwestern U on Hour of Code Activities

Northwestern University has partnered with Evanston/Skokie School District 65 on an initiative to introduce students to programming in conjunction with the Hour of Code.

New York City Public Schools Dive into Data with Lotto Numbers

High school students in New York City Public Schools will begin learning data literacy this month through the new City Digits project, which aims to promote civic engagement among youth while teaching data collection and analysis skills.

Arizona District To Use Online Intervention Plan Builder With Autistic Students

Special education teachers in Maricopa, AZ, will be able to use an online behavior intervention plan builder to create individualized programs for students.

WebAssign Adds Canvas, Brightspace Integrations

WebAssign has partnered with Instructure and Desire2Learn in an effort to make it easier for students to access WebAssign course content through the companies' respective learning management systems, Canvas and Brightspace.

White House Urges Colleges, Ed Tech Companies To Help Graduate More Students

The use of technology-enabled approaches in education is receiving attention today as the White House hosts its second "College Opportunity Day of Action."

NEC Display Rolls Out Ultra-Short-Throw Projectors for Collaboration

NEC Display Solutions of America has announced two ultra-short-throw projectors designed for collaboration.

Teachers, Students Analyze Data From European Particle Accelerator

With the help of data now becoming available, high school teachers and students in two programs at Notre Dame University can study data from the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland.

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