K-12 Educational Technology News

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


Oklahoma Governor, Once a Common Core Supporter, Signs Bill to 'Repeal and Replace' Standards

The bill repeals the adoption of CCSS and directs the State Board of Education to create new, more rigorous standards by August 2016.

FIRST LEGO League Gives Global Innovation Awards

Dean Kamen, inventor and founder of FIRST, a not-for-profit organization created to inspire young people’s participation and interest in science and technology, honored the winners.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to Offer PD in Online Instruction

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) will now train educators in designing and teaching courses for the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN).

Waco ISD Piloting Hands-on Pre-K STEM Program

Next school year Waco (TX) ISD will pilot a new STEM curriculum for pre-K students, developed in concert by Accelerate Learning and Rice University.

Missouri Lawmakers Reach Common Core Compromise

As the Common Core State Standards crashed in the Carolinas and Oklahoma last week, Missouri lawmakers reached a compromise on the standards designed to keep them in place for at least two years.

Common Core Crashing in the Carolinas: SC Is Out, NC Is Heading That Way

Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina has signed a bill that requires the state to drop CCSS. In North Carolina, bills to abolish the standards are moving through both houses of the state legislature.

E-Rate Demand Increasing

Demand for E-rate funding is increasing, especially in rural and remote districts, according to a new report.

Alberta District Rolling Out 5,000 Chromebooks This Summer

Wolf Creek Public Schools in central Alberta--between Edmonton and Calgary--will begin deploying thousands of Chromebooks this summer as part of a planned five-year rollout of netbooks and desktops.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Education

Android Education Tablets Get Multiple Account Support

Google is adding new features that allow multiple students to share a single Android-based education tablet.

Report: Most Mobile Breaches Result of App Misconfigurations by 2017

Three-quarters of mobile security breaches will be the result of application misconfigurations by 2017, according to a new forecast by market research firm Gartner.

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