K-12 Educational Technology News

All news articles from the THE Journal editorial team, in chronological order.


Smarter Balanced Postpones Common Core Field Test

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is pushing back the planned field test of its Common Core assessments, which had been scheduled to kick off Tuesday.

Edgenuity Launches Personalized Math, Reading Platform

Edgenuity has unveiled Edgenuity MyPath, a program designed to offer supplemental math and reading instruction for students in grades 6-12.

Hooda Math Updates Timed Tests for Any Device

Hooda Math has updated its free timed math tests to work on any Internet-connected device.

Hatch Launches Interactive Display, Whiteboard for Early Learning

Hatch, a provider of early learning technology, has launched the Hatch Display 55-inch high-definition touchscreen and the Hatch Interactive Whiteboard, both designed specifically for the classroom.

States Show Improvement on Digital Learning Report Card

Digital Learning Now has released the 2013 Digital Learning Report Card, which grades K-12 education policy in each of the 50 states against the group's 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning. This year only two states, Utah and Florida, received As, while 14 states received Fs and another 13 received Ds.

Renaissance Learning To Be Bought Out for $1.1 Billion

Right on the heels of a $40 million investment from Google, Renaissance Learning is being bought out for more than $1 billion.

Sylvan Learning Launches SylvanPlay Mobile Games Network

Sylvan Learning has launched SylvanPlay, a network of educational games for children in grades 1 through 4. The games are available for iOS and Android mobile devices.

Vermont Creates Statewide Professional Learning Network for Common Core Implementation

The Vermont Agency of Education has created the Vermont Professional Learning Network to help educators throughout the state implement Common Core State Standards.

James Shelton Confirmed as Deputy Secretary of Education

James H. Shelton III has been formally confirmed as deputy secretary of education for the United States Department of Education.

Kaltura Introduces Video App for Instructure's Canvas LMS

Open source video platform Kaltura has released a new video app for Instructure's Canvas learning management system.

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