K-12 Technology News

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Infinite Campus Adds Online Discussions to LMS Features of Student Info System

Infinite Campus has added online discussions to the learning management system features of its student information system.

Iowa District Offers At-Risk Students Online Option for Graduation

In the next phase of its Dropout Reengagement Initiative, Davenport Community Schools is offering an online program to help at-risk students obtain their high school diplomas.

McREL Opens Online PD Library

The Solutions Portal includes training materials, presentations, videos, activity guides and planning guides on subjects such as instructional strategies, leadership development, educational technology, formative assessment and math and science education.

Cloud IT Investments Continue Rising

Public cloud investment is on a fast-track, private cloud spending is up, and non-cloud IT infrastructure spending is flat. That's the appraisal of International Data Corp. (IDC) in its "Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker."

Summer Learning Maintained With Reading, Math Challenges

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Blackboard Learn Adds IMS Caliper Analytics Certification

Blackboard's cloud-based learning management system, Blackboard Learn, has been certified as compliant with IMS Caliper standards.

Digital Wish Offers 1-to-1 Program Support Grants

A nonprofit that helps teachers come up with funding for technology purchases wants to help schools with their 1-to-1 planning.

Report Recommends Changes to Educator Preparation Programs

All students, particularly those with disabilities, would benefit from stronger licensure standards for teachers and principals, identification of key skills for new teachers and more rigorous educator preparation programs, according to a new report from the University of Florida and the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Report: Professional Development Related to Anti-Bullying Policies Lacking in American Schools

Three in 10 school districts lack anti-bullying policies, including addressing cyberbullying. Only two in 10 require professional development for their educators on bullying or have district accountability for reporting of bullying incidents. Those results come out of a new comprehensive survey of anti-bullying policies in place at school districts across the country as of March 2011.

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