K-12 Educational Technology News

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


X-Factor Notification Service Adds Mobile and Non-Carrier Devices

A company producing a mass notification service designed to deliver an emergency alert to almost any endpoint on the network has updated its feature set to include a mobile alert agent.

Tripwire, LifeJourney Partner To Give Students Rundown on Cybersecurity Jobs

Tripwire is pursuing a new initiative to help attract more students to the cybersecurity field.

Eduplanet Launches Marketplace for Educator Professional Development

Eduplanet21 has launched the Connected Educator Marketplace, a platform for the company's members to search for and connect with agencies, businesses and authors who offer their services through the company.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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