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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.


Tripod Offers Teachers Free Access to Student Surveys

Tripod Education Partners is making its Tripod direct-to-teacher survey program available free to individual teachers.

Smart Phones Hit All-Time High as Samsung, Apple See Mixed Results

In a record-setting quarter for smart phones, the two top manufacturers saw their share erode as Lenovo, LG and newcomer Xiaomi experienced double- and triple-digit gains, according to preliminary data released by market research firm IDC.

Mac to School Ramps up Tech Buyback Program

Mac to School, a company that sells refurbished and recertified Apple devices to schools, is beefing up its buyback program, aiming to purchase $10 million worth of used technology from schools in 2015.

Avnet Division Launches School Visitor System

A systems integrator has launched a new identification system intended for use by schools to vet and track visitors.

Remote-Learner Launches Fully Supported Moodle Service on Microsoft Azure

Remote-Learner, a Moodle partner that provides Moodle services and support, has released a fully supported, Microsoft Azure-certified Moodle service through the Azure Marketplace.

For Mobile Users, Positive Safety Messages More Effective Than Security Warnings

Ratings of the security risks associated with smartphone apps affect users' decisions whether to install those apps, but information about the safety of an app is more effective than information about its risks, according to researchers from Purdue University.

Feds Want To Know: What Are the Most Pressing Questions in Education?

The United States Department of Education is soliciting input on educational funding for developing an evidence base for education practice.

The 3 Most Common Practices in School Turnaround Efforts

These three approaches are tried out by more than 96 percent of schools that have received federal School Improvement Grants (SIGs), according to a research project that is specifically studying the improvement practices adopted by low-performing schools.

Curriculum Associates Introduces Ready Writing for Grades 2 Through 5

Built to support the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Ready Writing provides educators with instructional materials as well as professional development resources.

Alloy Releases Navigator Enterprise 7

Alloy Software has released the latest version of its service desk and IT asset management solution for medium and large organizations, Alloy Navigator Enterprise 7.

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