K-12 Technology News

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Teachers Mixed on Common Core, Support Blended Learning

More than nine out of 10 teachers in America report using technology in the classroom. Two-thirds said they support the idea of a blended classroom. These results and others came out of an "internal poll" given to the members of the Association of American Educators.

Legislators Want Computer Science To Count for Language Requirement

A bill being pushed in the state of Washington would allow two years of computer science to count as two years of world languages for the purpose of admission into college in the state.

Alabama District Beefs up Tech with Chromebooks, iPad Minis

Alabama's Shelby County Schools are adopting Chromebooks and iPads in an effort to beef up technology options after upgrading its computer labs last year.

Texas District Adopts iPads, Digital Texts To Improve Outcomes, Feedback

Northside Intermediate School in Texas is replacing textbooks with digital books and iPads in an effort to improve learning outcomes and provide instant feedback.

Early Childhood Programs Reduce Need for Special Ed

Attendance in an early childhood program dramatically reduces the chance that a child will need to be placed in pricier special education in third grade, according to research just published by Duke University.

New Ethernet Controllers Now Available for Classroom AV Systems

Extron has introduced five new Ethernet controllers with enhanced security.

California District To Save $39 Million with Solar Power

Antioch Unified School District has installed solar power projects at 20 campuses, with a projected savings of $39 million in energy costs over 30 years.

School District Partners with Duke U on Community Data Center with Focus on Early Learning

The goal of the new center: to inform decision-making related to area policies, programs and practices.

Texas District Adopts New LMS To Support a Range of Tech Initiatives

The Aldine Independent School District has switched to a new learning management system to manage curriculum, virtual learning, staff development, credit recovery and more.

Texas School Deploys Standing Desks To Ease Collaboration

Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School has deployed adjustable standing desks in a freshman geography class in an effort to support project-based learning and open collaboration.

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