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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.


Elementary School Robotics Teams Compete in Michigan

One of the first FIRST Competition qualifying rounds for elementary school robotics teams takes place in Grandville, MI, a hotbed of robotics activity.

Boardmaker Releases iPad App for Students with Speech Disabilities

Boardmaker, a company that produces technology to help students in special education classes overcome speech, language and learning issues, has launched a new iOS app, the Boardmaker Student Center app.

Kuka Debuts Robotics Certificate Program

Kuka Robotics has debuted a program designed to help high schools, community colleges, universities and vocational schools offer a certificate based on robotics, Kuka Official Robotics Education.

School Physical Security Spending To Top $1.1 Billion Within 4 Years

Annual school expenditures on surveillance and access control systems will reach more than $1.1 billion by 2018.

Acer Rolls Out Slim Touchscreen Notebook

Acer America is introducing a lightweight touchscreen notebook that can last up to 10 hours in the classroom without a recharge.

Hutchinson Public Schools Integrates Document Management with SIS

Hutchinson Public Schools in Kansas has integrated a document management system with its student and business management systems.

Smarter Balanced States Approve Achievement Levels for 2015 Assessments

The recommendations, arrived at after in-person and online input from thousands of stakeholders, include achievement level scores for both math and ELA in grades 3 through 8 and high school.

11-State Coalition To Develop OER for K-12 Math and ELA

A coalition representing 11 state education agencies is setting out to create open educational resources to support math and English/language arts in K–12 schools.

Edmentum To Add 70 Career and Technical Ed Courses for 2015 School Year

Edmentum, a provider of online courses, will release more than 70 career and technical education courses for the 2015-16 school year.

Carnegie Learning, Clever Partner on Single Login and Reporting

Carnegie Learning has partnered with Clever to provide a single login between Carnegie's Mathia and Cognitive Tutor programs and a school's student information system.

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