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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.


D2L Unveils Revamped Platform 'Brightspace' with Adaptive Learning

Desire2Learn is using the stage of its annual user conference, Fusion 2014, to shorten its moniker and announce a new branding for its education applications.

Report: Teacher Evaluations Meaningless Without Supporting PD

Many states have been implementing new teacher evaluation systems in an effort to improve teacher effectiveness, but those evaluations have little meaning unless they are accompanied by individualized professional development and support, according to a new report from the School Improvement Network, a provider of professional learning and training resources for educators.

ISTE Petition Pressures FCC to Increase Broadband Funding in Upcoming Vote

A petition filed by ISTE and signed by more than 1,500 educators emphasizes the importance of broadband and digital learning in the classroom and points to shortcomings in FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s latest E-Rate proposal.

STEM Infuses NYU School of Engineering Summer Vacation

It's raining down STEM in New York City this summer. Numerous programs are underway, involving a quarter of the New York University School of Engineering full-time faculty, 90 NYU student "fellows," dozens of K-12 teachers and hundreds of middle and high school students participating in camps, workshops, courses and research projects to immerse participants in science, technology, engineering and math activities.

Clever Adds New SIS to Data Integration Platform

Clever is now compatible with student information system Administrator’s Plus, allowing the data integration startup to pull enrollment information, like student names and birth dates, from the SIS to the third-party learning applications it connects with.

SETDA Names Board for 2014-2015

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has selected its board of directors and officers for the 2014-2015 year.

National Association of Secondary School Principals Names New President

The National Association of Secondary School Principals has selected a new president, Eudora High School Principal G.A. Buie.

High School Students Shadow Healthcare Workers in STEM Program

Students at one Washington high school were recently exposed to hands-on career experience in various healthcare fields through a partnership with a local hospital.

Belvoir Christian Academy Adopts Blended Middle School Program

Belvoir Christian Academy in Chattanooga, TN plans to implement a new blended middle school program for students in grades seven and eight beginning this fall.

Cengage Adds Speech Capture Software to MindTap

Cengage Learning has teamed up with YouSeeU to integrate its speech capture software with MindTap in an effort to help students improve their presentation skills.

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