K-12 Technology News

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SchoolDude Intros Collaborative Tools for Facilities Management

Schools looking to streamline their facilities operations can now access best practices from peer institutions through two Collaborative Operations Management platforms from SchoolDude.

New Version of Nureva's Troove Includes a Single Sign-On Feature

Nureva has launched a new version of its e-portfolio tool, Troove, that will allow students to sign in using their Google Apps for Education accounts.

New York Hall of Science Debuts Noticing Tools Apps

The New York Hall of Science has released a suite of five iPad apps designed to help students learn fundamental math and science concepts through everyday explorations.

Report: States Play Big Role in Helping Districts Personalize Instruction

A new report from KnowledgeWorks extends previous work to create a framework through which schools can transition to the system-wide use of personalized learning to help their students be better prepared for college and career.

Follett's Lightbox Delivers Integrated Digital Content

The new digital resource for use in grades pre-K–6 digitizes books and integrates them through a portal with audio, video, interactive activities, slideshows, Google maps, quizzes, curated Web links and keywords.

Lone Pine USD Turns to Online Speech Pathology

The Lone Pine Unified School District has gone public with its use of an online speech therapy service.

Penn State To Explore Science Text Comprehension

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have been awarded a grant worth nearly $1 million over three years to study how students' reading levels affect their comprehension of science texts.

Early Results from Common Core Tests Show Academic Gains

Some states have begun to report the results of their Common Core-aligned state standardized tests from the 2014–2015 school year, and so far, most are showing increases in student achievement.

NASFAA Names Winner of Big Idea Policy Proposal Contest

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has selected the winner of its inaugural "Big Idea" policy proposal competition.

Detroit Program To Begin College Prep at Middle-School Level

Middle-school students at Sampson-Webber Leadership Academy in Detroit will receive extra help with STEAM subjects that will follow them until they’re ready to enter Lawrence Technological University as freshmen.

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