K-12 Educational Technology News

All news articles from the THE Journal editorial team, in chronological order.


Louisiana Governor Jindal Issues Executive Orders to Drop Common Core and PARCC

His executive orders instruct the state Department of Education to begin a competitive bidding process to replace the PARCC test, even though the memorandum of understanding Louisiana signed when it joined PARCC indicates that the governor cannot withdraw unilaterally.

Epson Unveils Big Changes, New Releases to Projector Lines

Epson is rolling out a host of expansions and new releases to its various lines of projectors, including the addition of three new models to its PowerLite series and the introduction of its BrightLink Pro ultra-short throw interactive projectors.

California District Adding Touchscreen Computers That Don't Require an Internet Connection

Alta Loma (CA) School District is adding 14 new education-specific plug-and-play touchscreen computers for its elementary summer program as well as its before- and after-school care.

Blackbaud Acquires Private School Software Provider WhippleHill for $35M

Fundraising software company Blackbaud has acquired WhippleHill Communications, a New Hampshire-based software company that offers a cloud-based LMS and other software catering to K12 private schools, in a deal said to be worth $35 million.

Elmo Unveils New Point-to-Multipoint Content Delivery System

Elmo USA, a developer of imaging products for schools, has unveiled its new point-to-multipoint content delivery system, Elmo P2MP, at the InfoComm 2014 show taking place in Las Vegas, NV from June 18 to 21.

100 Ed Tech Leaders Call on FCC To Update E-rate

A group of 100 education technology leaders have partnered with EducationSuperHighway to join the growing chorus urging the Federal Communications Commission to update the E-rate program, which provides funding for broadband in schools and libraries.

Oregon State U To Offer MOOC for K-12 Educators

Oregon State University will launch a massive open online course for K-12 educators this fall in partnership with Stanford University and the Oregon Department of Education.

WizIQ Offers Free MOOC on Online Teaching Skills

The self-paced, four-week course was created to help teachers develop the skills they need to be successful online teachers.

BenQ Launches Grant Program for Interactive Displays

BenQ has kicked off a new grant program for education.

No-Cost Retrofits Save on Energy Expenditures for Texas District

Looking to reap $240,000 in energy savings, Muenster ISD completes an energy retrofit on older buildings with no upfront investment.

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