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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.


High School-to-College Enrollment Counts Depend on Income Level of Students

School poverty, not minority level, continues to be the strongest indicator of college enrollment, according to a new report issued by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which does longitudinal research in American education.

Seventh-Graders Build Their Own 3D Printer

Students in a STEM class at an Ohio middle school built the 3D printer from scratch.

EMC Publishing Launches Online Platform to Teach World Languages

Passport connects students to EMC’s curriculum in and out of the classroom via a platform that includes authentic cultural videos, news and songs, as well as video collaboration and assessment tools.

New Report Briefs States on Filling School Course Gaps

Many K-12 students can't take the classes that will help them prepare for college because their schools don't offer those courses. According to a new report from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, one solution to the gaps lies in setting up a "course access" program.

Smarter Balanced Leader to Step Down

After five years, executive director Joe Willhoft will be replaced by chief operating officer Tony Alpert effective January 1, 2015.

Survey: Teachers Don't Think Parents Understand the Common Core

More than 95 percent of teachers believe the parents of their students do not understand what the Common Core State Standards are, according to a recent poll of veteran high school teachers in the northeastern United States. No teachers told the surveyors they believed their students' parents knew what the standards were and 4.4 percent said they weren't sure.

Georgia District Outsources Device Repair To Improve Turnaround

Georgia's Rockdale County Public Schools has entered into a contract for tablet, laptop and desktop repairs in an effort to reduce costs and improve turnaround times.

GitHub Rolls Out Free Student Developer Pack

GitHub has partnered with 13 companies and organizations to provide a package of developer tools free for students.

NY District Saves $37K on Printing Costs

The Deer Park Union Free School District in Babylon, NY, saved $37,000 in six months after it overhauled and streamlined its printing operations.

$121 Million in Federal Grants Bolster Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

The federal government is awarding $121 million in grants with the aim of improving academic and career outcomes for those with disabilities

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