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.
New data from the United States Department of Education shows that from 2011 to 2013, graduation rates for American Indian, Hispanic and black students increased by 4.7 percent, 4.2 percent and 3.7 percent, respectively.
The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) now offers free, on-demand children's television programming for students with visual or hearing disabilities through its Accessible Television Portal project.
Eurocom has launched a new mobile server, the Eurocom P5 Pro SE3, which is powered Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 series processors.
The United States Department of Education has awarded $4.1 million in grants to six organizations as part of its Charter Schools Program's National Leadership Activities initiative.
EBSCO has launched Orbit, an online catalog of apps designed to enhance EBSCO Discovery for library users.
Lodi Unified School District in California has implemented a remote support system to help its service desk staff respond to requests from teachers in 48 schools across 350 square miles.
When you discover that a teen in your life has posted something astonishingly inappropriate online and you find yourself asking, "What was he/she thinking?" you wouldn't be alone. But there's also little you can do to stop the practice. According to research at Pennsylvania State University, it's just the way teenagers approach their online activities.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Cybrary has launched an online platform designed to help higher ed and K-12 teachers plan manage and monitor IT and cybersecurity curricula.
McGraw-Hill Education has unveiled a new version of Building Blocks, its supplemental math program, with 50 percent more games, iPad accessibility and increased support for Common Core and state standards through grade 8.
News-O-Matic, billed as a daily newspaper just for kids, has partnered with MetaMetrics to add Lexile scores to its resources in an effort to help teachers provide grade-appropriate nonfiction text and differentiated instruction.