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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.


FBI Steps into L.A. Unified iPad Fiasco

Just three months after the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education halted its massive student iPad deployment and six weeks after John Deasy resigned as superintendent, the FBI has stepped into the mop-up. Agents hauled away 20 cartons of files pertaining to the awarding of contracts in what was to be a $1.3 billion iPad initiative.

Online Courses in High School Could Help with College Prep

A recent study suggested that taking online classes especially benefits students' "self-regulatory behaviors," which are important for success in higher education. Time management and the coordination of "distributed" or study groups surfaced as being particularly important.

California District Launches $3 Million Energy Retrofit

California's Rescue Union School District has launched a $3 million initiative to improve the energy efficiency of school facilities.

Christie Expands High-Brightness Projector Line

Christie is adding three high-brightness 1-chip DLP projectors to its Q Series line.

Virtual School Adds Physical Presence

A small school district with an online school option that draws students from 11 school districts in the region is teaming up with a religious charter school in western Michigan to open and staff a storefront tutoring center.

Ontario Class Uses BYOD for Project-Based Learning

Andre Quaglia is one of the 800 teachers around the world named a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert.

EBSCO Adds EasyBib Integration for Citations

EBSCO has integrated EasyBib in an effort to make it easy to export citation data from EBSCO resources to EasyBib tools.

Kentucky School Wins $48,000 in Tech and Cash

Kentucky's Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North will receive $48,000 in grants as the winner of this year's Team up for Technology award.

Report: Testing and Assessment Products Are Now the Biggest Category of Ed Tech Sales

Vendor responses to SIIA’s annual ed tech market survey show that, driven by districts implementing the Common Core, sales in the testing and assessment category have reached almost $2.5 billion per school year.

Autodesk Offers Design Software Free to Secondary, Post-Secondary Schools

Autodesk has released its design software free to students, instructors and educational institutions anywhere in the world.

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