K-12 Technology News

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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.

Flatiron Taps Partner for High School Coding Camps

A for-profit school that teaches adults and high school students programming has standardized on the use of a cloud-based code editor for its pre-college summer camps.

Monett School District Offers Blended Learning Summer School

This summer, nearly 100 students in grades 1-6 participated in a blended learning summer school program offered by Monett School District in Missouri.

Mac to School Now Offers Recertified Fourth-Generation iPads

Released in November 2014, fourth-generation iPads include a 1.4 GHz dual-core Apple Swift (Apple A6) processor, an upgrade from the 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 in the iPad 3.

Parents Muddled on STEM and Manufacturing

Misperceptions about manufacturing careers surfaced in a survey run by the Alcoa Foundation and nonprofit SkillsUSA.

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