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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. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Be sure to visit our Features page.


Smartphone Shipments Surge as Feature Phone Sales Drop

Global smartphone shipments grew just more than 20 percent to reach 301 million units in the third quarter of 2014 despite no growth in the mobile phone market overall, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.

Hybrid Classes Outlearn Traditional Classes

Students in hybrid classrooms outperformed their peers in traditional classes in all grades and subjects, according to the newest study from two organizations that work with schools in establishing hybrid instruction. According to the 2013-2014 "Hybrid Learning Program Results," from Hybrid Learning Institute and Dellicker Strategies, more than nine out of 10 schools using a hybrid learning program reported higher academic performance on standardized tests compared to traditional classrooms in the same school district or state benchmarks.

New York Charter School Implements Consolidated SIS and Financials

Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation in New York City has replaced its home-grown information system with a consolidated student information and financial system.

Eduplanet21 Debuts New Professional Learning Platform

Eduplanet21 is launching a new teacher professional development (PD) platform designed to improve PD planning, organization, access to content and collaboration.

Georgia Institutions Share $4.5 Million in Grants

Eighteen educational institutions and groups in Georgia will share $4.5 million over the next two years to improve student achievement in the state.

DC Public Schools Selects partner for Social Studies Assessments

District of Columbia Public Schools has chosen a partner to develop items for its online social studies assessments of students in grades 6-8.

Washington Ed Tech Co-Op Adds New Services

The Washington School Information Processing Cooperative (WSIPC) has expanded its relationship with a provider of tools for gathering student information.

Aerohive Intros Ruggedized 802.11ac Access Point for Outdoor Wireless

Aerohive is rolling out a new 802.11ac access point designed to handle harsh outdoor environments.

Grant: Get an Active Learning Classroom from Steelcase Education

North American schools and universities have an opportunity to outfit an active learning classroom for free through a new grant program from Steelcase Education.

California District Adopts Online Registration and Payment Tools

California's San Marino Unified School District has adopted an online registration and payment system in an effort to streamline the processes.

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