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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.


Penn State To Create PD Badge System for STEM Teachers

Penn State University has won a $500,000 subcontract to build a digital badge system for teachers receiving professional development in the use of science, technology, engineering and math content from NASA.

UNC Greensboro Tackles STEM Teacher Support with ED Funding

The United States Department of Education has awarded the University of North Carolina Greensboro a $7.7 million to recruit, train and support local teachers of science, technology, engineering and math.

Cognitive Assessment Tool Upgrade Provides More Information on Learning Disabilities

Pearson is introducing the fifth edition of its Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children with upgrades that include access to it via a tablet.

Mayfield City Schools Adopts New SIS

Mayfield City Schools in Ohio has implemented a new Web-based student information system that includes messaging, online payment and online registration functionality.

Bosch Donates Grant To Help Local Schools in STEM Competition

The Bosch Group, which has a plant in Albion, IN, gave $11,000 to help local schools compete in the Destination Imagination Challenge.

SchoolCircle Launches Free App for Teacher-Parent Communications

SchoolCircle is a new, free Web app for teachers and parents designed to facilitate communication and event coordination.

Common Core Survey: Teachers Feel More Prepared But Less Enthusiastic

To produce the third edition of 'Primary Sources: America’s Teachers on Teaching in an Era of Change,' Scholastic followed up with more than 1,600 public school teachers who had participated in the 'Primary Sources' survey in July 2013.

Awesome Stories Unveils Free Multimedia Text Sets

Awesome Stories has released Text Sets, free multimedia collections designed to help teachers implementing the Common Core State Standards.

Online Tool Aims To Turn Admissions Interviews Into Virtual Events

A new virtual meeting is designed to allow prospective students to schedule interviews with college admissions officers online.

Feds: Inequalities in Ed Tech Resources 'Potentially Unlawful Discrimination'

The U.S. Department of Education has issued guidance to education leaders calling attention to disparities in educational resources along ethnic and economic lines and characterizing such disparities as "potentially ... unlawful discrimination." The list of those disparities explicitly included quantity and quality of technology resources.

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