K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Red Hat Releases Enterprise Linux 7

Red Hat has unveiled the latest version of its flagship platform, Enterprise Linux 7, which is designed to provide a foundation for open hybrid clouds and enterprise workloads across converged infrastructures.

Postsecondary Leaders Form Coalition To Support Common Core Standards

More than 200 representatives from colleges and universities across 33 states have banded together to form Higher Ed for Higher Standards, a new coalition designed to support Common Core State Standards as a key strategy for improving student success.

Maryland District Rolling Out Digital Learning Environments, PD from Discovery

Maryland’s Kent County Public Schools (KCPS) is using competitive funds from its state’s Digital Learning Innovation Fund to adopt Discovery Education’s series of digital textbooks as well as a new digital library with more than 150,000 learning objects.

CoSN Offers Title I Toolkit for Tech Leaders

The Consortium for School Networking and the National Title I Association have developed a new toolkit for education technology leaders to help them strengthen their relationship with District Title I directors and develop successful educational technology initiatives.

X-Factor Notification Service Adds Mobile and Non-Carrier Devices

A company producing a mass notification service designed to deliver an emergency alert to almost any endpoint on the network has updated its feature set to include a mobile alert agent.

Tripwire, LifeJourney Partner To Give Students Rundown on Cybersecurity Jobs

Tripwire is pursuing a new initiative to help attract more students to the cybersecurity field.

Eduplanet Launches Marketplace for Educator Professional Development

Eduplanet21 has launched the Connected Educator Marketplace, a platform for the company's members to search for and connect with agencies, businesses and authors who offer their services through the company.

Oklahoma Governor, Once a Common Core Supporter, Signs Bill to 'Repeal and Replace' Standards

The bill repeals the adoption of CCSS and directs the State Board of Education to create new, more rigorous standards by August 2016.

FIRST LEGO League Gives Global Innovation Awards

Dean Kamen, inventor and founder of FIRST, a not-for-profit organization created to inspire young people’s participation and interest in science and technology, honored the winners.

Missouri Lawmakers Reach Common Core Compromise

As the Common Core State Standards crashed in the Carolinas and Oklahoma last week, Missouri lawmakers reached a compromise on the standards designed to keep them in place for at least two years.

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