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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.


Startup Offers Ed Cloud Platform for Hosting Applications

A new cloud platform is coming soon that caters specifically to hosting education applications.

Blackboard Acquires Site Hosting and Management Company Schoolwires

Blackboard will acquire Schoolwires, a company that provides Web sites, hosting and management for K-12 schools and districts.

Triumph Learning Offers Spanish Edition of Common Core Coach

Developed for dual-language instruction and two-way immersion classrooms, "Tutor de Estándares Comunes, Artes del lenguaje" features Spanish-language support to help native speakers in third through fifth grades master the language arts skills and strategies emphasized by Common Core State Standards.

Kurzweil Education Releases Text-to-Speech Upgrade

Kurzweil Education is rolling out Kurzweil 1000 Version 14, the latest version of its text-to-speech software.

Charleston District To Update Employee Payroll, Attendance Processes

The Charleston County (SC) School District selected Kronos Inc.'s cloud-based systems to keep track of employee payroll and attendance.

California District Deploys 23,000 1-to-1 Devices, Works To Quell Parental Concerns

Manteca Unified School District in California is in the next phase of its $30 million project to outfit its 23,000 students with computers. In response to earlier parental concerns regarding the program, the district has held two seminars specifically to educate families about software usage and posted information on its site addressing the most common concerns.

EBSCO Launches New Interface for K-12 Schools

EBSCO has launched a new EBSCOhost interface, Explora, designed specifically for K-12 schools and public libraries.

Gale Adds Historical Collections for Academic Libraries

Gale has added several new digital collections featuring rare historical material for academic libraries.

GiftedandTalented.com Launches Personalized Math Program for Accelerated Learners

GiftedandTalented.com has launched a new digital math program for students in grades K-7, Redbird Mathematics: Advanced Edition, based on Stanford's Education Program for Gifted Youth.

Apple Pushes Back Against Android as Smart Phone Market Surges

Apple is making something of a comeback in the smart phone market. While Google's Android OS continues to be — by far — the most widespread handset operating system overall, among individual vendors, Apple has pushed itself into a dead heat with No. 1 manufacturer Samsung.

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