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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.


Metro Nashville Schools Shares Data-Driven Decision Making Process

Metro Nashville Public Schools has teamed with a nonprofit partner to release a video detailing its practices for incorporating data into decision making.

Florida School Moves to Digital Crisis Management for Real Time Updates

Miami's Palmer Trinity School has adopted a new mobile safety platform that provides step-by-step instructions for 18 emergency response plans.

Philadelphia Middle Schoolers To Compete To Build Sustainable Vehicle Models

Teams of Philadelphia students in grades 7-8 will compete to build models of environmentally sustainable people moving vehicles thanks to a collaboration between the University City Science Center, the Philadelphia Math + Science Coalition and a private partner.

Skyward Launches Test Bank Management Tool

Skyward has debuted the Test Bank Management Solution, designed to help districts manage their own test banks, collaborate with other Skyward customers and integrate test bank providers.

Teachers Mixed on Common Core, Support Blended Learning

More than nine out of 10 teachers in America report using technology in the classroom. Two-thirds said they support the idea of a blended classroom. These results and others came out of an "internal poll" given to the members of the Association of American Educators.

Legislators Want Computer Science To Count for Language Requirement

A bill being pushed in the state of Washington would allow two years of computer science to count as two years of world languages for the purpose of admission into college in the state.

Alabama District Beefs up Tech with Chromebooks, iPad Minis

Alabama's Shelby County Schools are adopting Chromebooks and iPads in an effort to beef up technology options after upgrading its computer labs last year.

Texas District Adopts iPads, Digital Texts To Improve Outcomes, Feedback

Northside Intermediate School in Texas is replacing textbooks with digital books and iPads in an effort to improve learning outcomes and provide instant feedback.

Early Childhood Programs Reduce Need for Special Ed

Attendance in an early childhood program dramatically reduces the chance that a child will need to be placed in pricier special education in third grade, according to research just published by Duke University.

New Ethernet Controllers Now Available for Classroom AV Systems

Extron has introduced five new Ethernet controllers with enhanced security.

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