K-12 Technology News

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Xamarin Expands Free Program for Student Developers

Xamarin, a mobile development platform for building, testing and monitoring applications on multiple operating systems, has expanded its Xamarin for Students program and joined the Microsoft Imagine program for student developers.

ED Debuts Tech Developer's Guide

The United States Department of Education has released its first guide for developers, startups and entrepreneurs.

Saint Paul Schools Adds Communication Tools To Improve Parent, Community Egagement

Minnesota's Saint Paul Public Schools has adopted a new set of communication tools in an effort to more effectively engage with parents and the community.

10 Florida Districts Crowdsource Assessment Tools

A group of 10 rural school districts in Northeastern Florida are joining forces to "crowdsource" their assessment tools.

McGraw-Hill Education To Enable Personalized Learning Experiences

This fall, McGraw-Hill Education will launch new technology in conjunction with Microsoft that will allow educators to build their own "compound learning objects" that can be adapted to individual classes or even students.

NCLB Draft Rewrite Reduces Stakes of Standardized Testing, Brings Major Changes to Federal Ed Policy

The proposed law would require states to create their own accountability systems and bar the federal government from incentivizing states to adopt specific standards, such as the Common Core State Standards.

Report: Most Americans Support Concepts Behind Common Core

Most Americans support the basic concepts behind the Common Core, even if many do not know what the Common Core State Standards are, according to a new survey from the Leadership Conference Education Fund.

Students Set for Launch in NASA Rocket Fair

More than 30 middle school, high school and college teams of student scientists will compete April 10 and 11 in the National Aeronautic & Space Administration (NASA) Student Launch event near the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL.

All-in-One Service Caters to Schools Needing Wi-Fi Networks

A telecom and business communications company has released a new set of services intended to provide schools and districts with access to wireless technology.

Hack Reactor Opens New Programming School in Los Angeles

The Hack Reactor collective of programming schools plans to open a new campus in Los Angeles through its Austin-based partner, MakerSquare.

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