K-12 Technology News

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Report: Schools Should Focus More on Soft Skills

A new study from Wainhouse Research finds that a large minority, 39 percent, of education stakeholders say their schools should be doing a better job of preparing students for the workforce.

U Akron To Host STEM Career Day for Middle, High School Students

The University of Akron will host a STEM career day featuring a challenge asking students in grades 6-12 to build a Rube Goldberg machine in competition for $15,000 in prizes.

Saisei Debuts Net Neutrality in a Box

Saisei, a company that develops network analysis and control software, has introduced Net-Neutrality-in-a-Virtual-Box, a simplified version of its FlowCommand network performance enforcement software.

LifeJourney Partners with CyberTech on STEM Mentoring Platform

LifeJourney has partnered with CyberTech in an effort to bring its STEM career platform to more schools.

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.

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