K-12 Technology News

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California Students Learn STEM Concepts at Solar Science Academy

A few hundred students in California are taking part in SunPower's latest Solar Science Academy, a project-based learning program offered each summer by the solar technology company.

White House Announces ConnectHome Initiative to Address the Homework Gap

Initially, a pilot program will help provide high-speed Internet access, technical assistance, digital literacy programs and devices to more than 200,000 children in 27 cities and one tribal nation.

Grants Support Joint Rice U and Houston School District Research

Two grants will enable Houston-based Rice University to expand education research within its local school system.

Accelerate Learning Integrates Twig World Video with STEMscopes

Accelerate Learning is integrating more than 1,000 videos from Twig World with its STEMscopes curriculum.

Leander ISD Adopts New ERP with Integrated Content Management, Analytics

The Leander Independent School District has adopted a new enterprise resource planning system, content management tool and analytics solution in an effort to improve data access and security.

Can Teachers Author Their Own Textbooks on the Fly?

At Philadelphia’s String Theory School, teachers develop their own course materials in iTunes U, making the bulging backpack full of books a thing of the past.

Harmony Public Schools Automates Workflows with New HR Tool

Harmony Public Schools is adopting new human resources software in an effort to standardize across 43 schools.

NYU Poly To Train 500 NYC STEM Teachers

The New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering has received two gifts worth $3.5 million that represent the start of a five-year $10.5-million fundraising campaign to support the NYU Center for K12 STEM Education's initiative to train 500 New York City teachers in science, technology, education and math.

New STEM Professional Development Program Is Launched in Dallas

A new program organized by the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is designed to help teachers at different stages in their careers.

Report: Global Device Shipments To Hit 2.5 Billion This Year on Strength of Mobile Phone Sales

Worldwide device sales will reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, according to Gartner, a 1.5 percent increase over 2014 totals.

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