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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.


Common Core Survey: Teachers Feel More Prepared But Less Enthusiastic

To produce the third edition of 'Primary Sources: America’s Teachers on Teaching in an Era of Change,' Scholastic followed up with more than 1,600 public school teachers who had participated in the 'Primary Sources' survey in July 2013.

Awesome Stories Unveils Free Multimedia Text Sets

Awesome Stories has released Text Sets, free multimedia collections designed to help teachers implementing the Common Core State Standards.

Online Tool Aims To Turn Admissions Interviews Into Virtual Events

A new virtual meeting is designed to allow prospective students to schedule interviews with college admissions officers online.

Federal Grants Target Leadership in 'Low-Performing' Schools

The United States federal government is making a push to train, place and retain competent leaders in an effort to turn around some of the country's lowest-performing schools.

Feds: Inequalities in Ed Tech Resources 'Potentially Unlawful Discrimination'

The U.S. Department of Education has issued guidance to education leaders calling attention to disparities in educational resources along ethnic and economic lines and characterizing such disparities as "potentially ... unlawful discrimination." The list of those disparities explicitly included quantity and quality of technology resources.

Microsoft Discounts Surface Pro 3 for Schools

Microsoft has launched a new education program for its Surface Pro 3 tablets, offering discounts on bundles that include the Type Cover keypad.

Extron Introduces New Wireless Collaboration Gateway

The ShareLink 200 is designed to enable students and teachers to share content to a central screen from their personal devices.

Verizon Expands Innovative Learning Schools Program

Verizon has expanded its Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program to eight more middle schools in four states, bringing the total number of schools in the program to 32.

SchoolDude's CrisisManager Puts Safety Plans on User Devices

Education technology company SchoolDude has entered the school security segment with the introduction of CrisisManager, an application that allows administrators to make emergency plans available on users' iOS and Android mobile devices.

Blackboard Partners With Ricoh on Document Imaging

Document imaging technology provider Ricoh will partner with Blackboard to integrate its tools with the ed tech company's teaching and learning environments.

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