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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.


Policy Group Calls for More Timely, Meaningful School Data Reporting

Twelve years ago began a new era in reporting of school performance when the Elementary and Secondary Education Act was reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act....

Skype in the Classroom Makes STEM Push with Code.org

Skype in the Classroom has partnered with Code.org to connect students with tech professionals in an effort to encourage more kids to pursue careers in computer science.

IBM Launches OpenStack Services

IBM has added OpenStack services to its IBM Cloud marketplace to support interoperability between on-premise IT systems and off-premise cloud workloads.

2 Schools Net $45,000 in Tech in Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes

Two Schools, North Miami Beach Senior High School and Irmo Middle School International Academic Magnet, have received $45,000 each in technology grants as the winners of the Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes.

Texas Instruments and NCTM Team Up to Create Common Core Math Activities

The new classroom lessons for middle grades through high school support the teaching practices outlined in NCTM's new publication, 'Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All,' which supports implementation of the Common Core State Standards for math and lays out eight essential teaching principles.

3D Competition Challenges Students To Reconstruct Historic Buildings

Google, Hartford High School, the State of Vermont and the Preservation Trust of Vermont have come together to launch a unique 3D printing competition for high school students in the state. The competition, Vermont High School Town History in 3D, challenges students to use SketchUp to create models of historic Vermont buildings.

Tinkerine Launches 3D Printer Education Pilot

Tinkerine, a manufacturer of 3D printers, has launched a pilot program for schools featuring lectures, workshops and special events focused on 3D printing.

Code School Unveils Free App for iOS

Code School, a company that provides learning resources for aspiring coders, has launched a free app for iOS devices.

35 States Vie for $250 Million in Preschool Development Grants

Thirty-five states and Puerto Rico have applied for grants to help build or expand preschool programs in high-need communities with the goal of increasing the number of 4-year-olds who are well prepared to start school.

Ohio Charter School Nets $3 Million for Science Center, STEM Training

KIPP Columbus, a Columbus, OH charter school, has received a $3 million donation to help build a science center and provide science, technology, engineering and math training for teachers.

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