K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Georgia Senate Calls for Review of Common Core

State Senator William Ligon (R-Brunswick) introduced Senate Bill 167, which would put into law a review of the standards that Governor Nathan Deal had ordered last year.

OpenID Connect Standard Extends Digital Identities Across the Web

The OpenID Foundation has launched a new standard for Internet security and privacy. 

ED Talks Tough on Student Privacy

The United States Department of Education is actively taking on the hot-button issue of student data privacy by issuing new guidance for districts, schools, educators and parents.

Report: Teachers Want More Time, Resources To Prepare for Common Core

While more teachers today feel confident about their ability to teach Common Core State Standards, more than three-quarters of them reported they need more time to find teaching materials and develop lesson plans, according to a new survey of more than 20,000 teachers from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Scholastic.

2 Texas Districts Turn to Virtualization To Save Money, Time

Two Texas school districts have recently gone public with their adoption of virtualized desktop infrastructures in an effort to save money and IT work hours.

5 Best Practices for Safeguarding Student Data

In response to ongoing calls for increasing the safety of student data in the hands of technology vendors, the Software & Information Industry Association has issued a set of best practices for education technology vendors to follow.

CompTIA To Launch 'Engagement Platform' for IT Gender Equity

CompTIA, a nonprofit association for the IT industry, is seeking volunteers to help build and deploy an evangelism platform in an effort to raise interest in IT careers among women and girls.

Google, Discovery Ed Partner on Doodle 4 Google Competition

Google is teaming up with Discovery Education to give students an opportunity to meet the artists behind Google's doodles via a virtual field trip. The event, dubbed "From Sketches to the Google Homepage," is part of the seventh annual Doodle 4 Google competition and will be broadcast live from the company's headquarters March 5 at 1 pm Eastern.

Report: Florida Textbooks not Aligned to Common Core

In a draft paper, Morgan Polikoff, an assistant professor in the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education, analyzed several math textbooks currently in use in fourth grade classrooms in Florida and found them misaligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Balefire Labs Introduces a 'Search by CCSS' Function

The online provider of pre-K to 12 educational app reviews for teachers and parents announced today the launch of a feature allowing users to search by Common Core State Standard.

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