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.
BoomWriter Media has updated its collaborative writing platform, also dubbed BoomWriter, to include an interactive vocabulary tool.
SRC Solutions, a company that offers the Registration Gateway online enrollment program, has launched a new platform for helping schools manage student documents and communications related to compliance, retention, and risk mitigation.
- By Stephen Noonoo
The two new projectors offer throw ratios of 0.35 and 0.43 and brightness of 3,000 to 3,200 lumens.
Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt has partnered with Cricket Media to distribute the latter's content through HMH's K-12 offerings and children's magazines.
Sixty-two percent of parents with school-aged children support the Common Core State Standards, according to a survey from School Improvement Network. Only 22 percent of parents who responded to the survey told researchers they were opposed and 17 percent said they had no opinion.
Arlington Independent School District in Texas has implemented a data warehouse solution to integrate information from the district's multiple information systems.
Windmill Primary School in Telford, UK, has implemented a 802.11ac wireless network to provide school-wide connectivity for students and staff.
Hartford Public Schools has launched a new grant-funded blended learning credit recovery program for at-risk high school students.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Nationally, schools lose between $1 billion and $2.2 billion in attrition costs each year through teachers moving or leaving the profession, according to new research. The result is a spiral of loss that affects high-poverty schools disproportionately.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Gartner has released a new report predicting that cognizant computing, which the company says is the next phase of the personal cloud movement, "will become one of the strongest forces in consumer-focused IT" in the next few years to "have an immense impact across a range of industries, including mobile devices, mobile apps, wearables, networking, services and cloud providers."