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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.


Students Help Pearson Design Learning Technologies

Eight students gather each week at Pearson’s Arizona office to work on design challenges that help the company design create more effective learning tools.

Brocade Adds New Scale-Out Solutions and SDN Support

Brocade, a networking provider for data centers, has introduced a new distributed chassis solution based on the Brocade ICX 7750; a new enterprise campus stackable switch, the Brocade ICX 7450; and support for OpenFlow 1.3 for software-defined networking (SDN) applications.

Irvine Unified Adds 3 Solar Installations, Expects To Save up to $8 Million

The Irvine Unified School District has completed solar installations at three schools, bringing the total number of district schools powered by solar energy to 22 and increasing anticipated 20-year cost savings to $5-$8 million.

Indiana Students Honored for Digital Leadership Team

Students from Madison Consolidated High School were honored recently for their work on the school's Digital Leadership Team.

Fort Mill School District Upgrades to Gigabit Broadband

Fort Mill School District in South Carolina has upgraded its broadband infrastructure to provide dedicated 1-gigabit service to each of its 15 schools, supported by a 10-gigabit data center.

BenQ Intros Dual-Side, Bar-Type and Transparent Displays for Digital Signage

BenQ America is rolling out 10 new digital signage models that provide flexibility for narrow spaces, interactivity and front-and-back imaging capabilities.

Reports: District Leaders Are Hedging Their Bets on Common Core Assessments

According to two new reports by the Center on Education Policy at George Washington University, even as schools are developing and teaching CCSS-aligned curriculum, district leaders appear to be reserving judgment on the impact of the consortia-developed assessments.

Renaissance Adds Nonfiction Texts, Skills Practice with Accelerated Reader 360

Renaissance Learning has unveiled Accelerated Reader 360, an updated version of Accelerated Reader that adds new resources and activities for students.

BloomBoard PD Platform Adds Blended Schools Network Resources

Sibling Group Holdings has partnered with BloomBoard to make its Blended Schools Network professional development resources available through the latter's library.

Social Media Turning Out To Help Teachers Gain PD

While technology is very helpful for student engagement and motivation, where it really shines is in providing professional development and opportunities for teachers to collaborate with colleagues. And social media is turning out to be a powerful tool for those purposes.

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