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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.


The Flying Classroom Launches on a Mission to Teach STEM+

National Geographic Emerging Explorer Captain Barrington Irving, who holds the Guinness World Record as the youngest person to fly solo around the world, will pilot the jet Inspiration III to North America, Asia, Indonesia and Australia to explore real-life applications of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, history, geography and the humanities.

Single-DLP Chip Projector Has Color Levels To Compete with LCD

A single-DLP chip projector new to the market could have the same color levels as traditional LCD projectors and, because maintenance requirements are so minimal, could last longer than many other projectors on the market.

Balefire Labs Adds Android App Reviews

Balefire Labs has added Android apps to its app review service, bringing the total number of reviewed apps to more than 3,000, in an effort to better serve classrooms with bring-your-own-device programs. Previously, the company only included reviews for apps for iOS devices.

LocknCharge Debuts 2 Modular Carts for iPads

LocknCharge has launched a pair of syncing and charging carts designed for iPads, iPad Airs and iPad Minis.

Common Core App Links Assessment and Free Learning Resources

Capitalizing on the growing number of schools implementing Common Core, a new assessment and remediation app for math and language has launched, which pairs students with learning materials from OpenEd in problem areas.

iBoss MobileEther Now Supports Apple's Device Enrollment Program

Apple DEP streamlines MDM for institutionally owned devices, and integration with MobileEther adds an additional layer of security by transparently binding each device with user-specific Web and application security policies.

2 Districts Take Home Broad Prize for Urban Education, $500,000 Each

In an historic first, two districts have won the annual Broad Prize for Urban Education and will split $1 million in prize money, to be divvied up as college scholarships for graduating high school seniors.

Pennsylvania Pilots School Flex Days

The state of Pennsylvania is making a foray into a new program that will allow schools to offer "flexible instructional days," in which students won't have to attend school in person in order for the work to count towards instructional days.

Next XPrize Aims for Worldwide Student Literacy

The Newest XPrize will award one team $10 million to develop the most effective software and content for helping children around the world teach themselves how to read, write and do arithmetic.

Microsoft Certification Exams Now Available Online

A partnership between Pearson VUE and Micrsoft will allow those who do not want to travel to a testing center to take certification exams from their homes or offices.

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