K-12 Technology News

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LifeJourney, Cyber Innovation Center Partner on Cyber-Infused Teacher PD

LifeJourney and The Cyber Innovation Center have partnered to release The Cyber Teacher, a cloud-based professional development and certification program designed to include cybersecurity material and IT skills in high school teacher training.

LAUSD 'Extremely Dissatisfied' with Pearson and Apple, Demands Refund

The story of Los Angeles Unified School District's beleaguered $1.3 billion 1-to-1 iPad program has taken a new twist: The district is now demanding a refund from Apple and has told the company it will not spend any more money on the Pearson software installed on the devices.

New York City Area High School Teams Win Cornell U Programming Contest

Teams from New York City-area high schools aced the second annual Cornell University High School Programming Contest, in which the teams were asked to solve problems by writing their own computer programs.

South Carolina Adopts Data Management System for Special Education Data

The South Carolina Department of Education has implemented a special education data management system in an effort to reduce the time and cost associated with the process of collecting and reporting on special education data.

Colleges in 6 States Will Now Use Smarter Balanced Scores as Part of Placement

High school students who take the Smarter Balanced exam in six states can now use their scores as evidence that they are ready for entry-level, credit-bearing college courses and do not need to take remedial courses. Almost 200 colleges and universities in California, Delaware, Hawaii, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington have agreed to accept Smarter Balanced scores.

118-Year-Old Distance Ed School Goes Online

The American School will now offer complete high school programs that students can take online, in addition to its paper-based courses.

PC Market Continues Decline Despite Growth in Mobile PC Segment

Global PC shipments continued their decline in the first quarter of 2015, totaling 71 million units, according to a new report from Gartner. That total represents a 5.2 percent drop compared to the first quarter of 2014.

OK District Puts Video Surveillance into 4 Schools

A school district in Oklahoma has gone public with its implementation of video surveillance, which it put in place after mopping up from vandalism that cost between $20,000 and $30,000.

Baltimore County Schools Upgrades Network To Support Mobile Learning

Baltimore County Public Schools has implemented a new wireless network districtwide to support its mobile learning objectives.

New Fellowship Aims To Help Superintendents Implement Personalized Learning

The Lexington Institute is a public policy think tank that focuses on issues dealing with the intersection of technology and education, national security and energy.

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