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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.


iPad Drops Off as Tablets Continue To Make Gains, Propelled by Education Spending

Back-to-school spending in the United States helped to maintain the double-digit growth of tablets worldwide, according to newly released preliminary data for the third quarter.

U Michigan To Develop Teacher Prep Assessment

The University of Michigan's (U-M) TeachingWorks will use a $1.1 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust to work on improving teacher preparation.

San Juan USD Expands LMS Adoption To Support Digital Learning

The San Juan Unified School District has adopted the enterprise version of its existing learning management system to integrate it with its student information system and gain access to additional analytics and administrative features.

Tennessee Picks a CCSS Assessment Vendor

According to a letter from Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman, Tennessee’s first Common Core-aligned assessments will most likely be developed by North Carolina-based Measurement Incorporated.

Researchers Reveal System To Detect App Clones on App Markets

Millions of Android app users are currently using cloned apps, malware designed to mimic legitimate apps but with malicious code embedded to display advertising or steal private information.

Pasadena USD Expands Blended Learning To Improve Student Support

The Pasadena Unified School District has teamed with a private partner in an effort to support struggling high school students and those interested in accelerating their learning with a series of blended learning programs.

South Dakota Schools Adopt Online Assessment Platform for Science Aptitude

South Dakota will use an online assessment platform to evaluate science skills of 30,000 students beginning this spring.

$1 Million Early Learning Grant Supports Teacher Professional Development

The University of Florida College of Education has received a $1 million grant to support Early Learning Florida, the college's online professional development system for the state's 55,000 early learning educators.

Tripod Offers Teachers Free Access to Student Surveys

Tripod Education Partners is making its Tripod direct-to-teacher survey program available free to individual teachers.

Smart Phones Hit All-Time High as Samsung, Apple See Mixed Results

In a record-setting quarter for smart phones, the two top manufacturers saw their share erode as Lenovo, LG and newcomer Xiaomi experienced double- and triple-digit gains, according to preliminary data released by market research firm IDC.

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