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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.


Nebraska District Extends Security with Cameras and Door Access Control

A small Nebraska school district has gone public with an upgrade in security from the use of an analog digital video recorder camera system in its high school building to track vandalism and doors locked by key to a surveillance system with dozens of network cameras and door secured with readers and controllers.

Berea College To Help Kentucky Students Prepare for College

High school students in Appalachia will get a boost in their college aspirations through a partnership that will include the use of online college preparation resources. Kentucky's Berea College, recently named the "most affordable college" in the nation by Money magazine, is using grant money to work with high schoolers in five counties — Rockcastle, Estill, Jackson, Lee and Madison — in a program that emphasizes academic success, career preparation and a mentality for pursuing college.

Satellite Company Lets Students Launch Experiments Into Space

Taking STEM to the next frontier, the education arm of a small satellite company is letting students across the world create and perform a variety of experiments in space.

Learning Upgrade Offers 100,000 Free Licenses for its Common Core-Aligned Courses

Administrators and teachers can enroll each licensed student into any of Learning Upgrade’s Common Core-aligned courses.

NYC's Cooke Center Academy Moves To Digital Portfolios

New York City's Cooke Center for Learning and Development will use online portfolios provided by OpenSchool for its high school-aged students.

New Jersey City U To Offer PD From Teq for Continuing Ed Credits

New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ, will offer more than 50 online courses produced by professional development provider Teq for continuing education units.

iboss Network Security Adds Single Sign-On Feature

User-based authentication is intended to help with policy enforcement and regulatory compliance, as well as detecting malware on devices.

12 Florida Districts Intro National Geographic Reading Program

Twelve Florida counties are adopting new ELA reading programs from National Geographic Learning for their middle and high school students.

STEM Video Site Helps District Transition to New Science Standards

Thanks to a new partnership with Carolina Science, students at Sumter (SC) School District are gaining access to a large collection of online videos around STEM topics from video archives such as Gerry Images and NASA as they move toward the Next Generation National Science Framework.

College Gets $1 Million Grant To Train STEM Teachers in High Need Areas

To help increase the number of qualified secondary STEM instructors, Westminster College in Pennsylvania has received a $1 million grant for its IQ STEM teacher training program.

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