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.


Skills Launches Web-Based Program Planning Tool for High Functioning Students with Autism

Skills has unveiled Skills Advanced Cognition, a Web-based system designed to help parents, educators and professionals plan intervention programs for high functioning students with autism spectrum disorder.

Mersive Launches Portable Wireless Media Streaming Pod

Mersive today introduced the Solstice Pod, a wireless media streaming device for video collaboration.

UC Irvine Releases Chemistry Lectures Online

The University of California, Irvine has kicked off an "Open Chemistry" project that makes lectures from 16 separate undergraduate and graduate courses freely available online.

San Diego Supercomputer Center Launches Internship Program for High School Students

The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego is now accepting applications for the 2015 SDSC Research Experience for High School Students summer program, which runs from June 22 to August 14 at SDSC.

Pearson, Instructure Integrate LMS and SIS

A popular learning management system has now been integrated with the most widely used student information system in the United States.

STEMJobs Debuts Teacher PD Series

STEMJobs has debuted the Classroom Training Series, a professional development program designed to help teachers learn to create a classroom environment in which students feel comfortable studying STEM topics.

Naiku Launches Free PD Webinars on Learner-Centric Assessment

Naiku, a provider of classroom assessment software, has launched a series of free monthly professional development webinars focused on learner-centric assessment practices.

NCLB Rewrite Expected To Be Considered in Mid-April

Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chairman of the Senate Education Committee, and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) have said that the committee is making significant progress toward rewriting No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and expects to have markup legislation for consideration by the middle of next month.

Lego Demonstrates New Robot-Programming App

The combination of a Mindstorms Education EV3 robot and the app is designed to allow teachers and students to get started in robotics within a 45-minute classroom period.

LA Unified Expands Deployment of Teacher Professional Development System

Los Angeles Unified School District teachers are moving to a new professional development site that will centralize all of their learning opportunities.

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