K-12 Technology News

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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.

Rapid City Schools Streamlines Contract Renewals with Automation

Rapid City Area Schools has adopted a new tool to automate contract renewals for teachers and other staff members.

Interactive Map Shows What Percentage of Classrooms Are Connected to the Internet

According to CDW-G’s K-12 strategist Chad Stevens, the company launched the “K-12 Connected Heat Map” to capture data about Internet connectivity not just to schools, but to individual classrooms.

Arkansas Board of Education Votes to Drop PARCC

Governor Asa Hutchinson lauded the board's vote, saying that it had “reached a final decision that I think is best for our students and teachers over the long term. It provides stability and aligns Arkansas with a nationally recognized testing system.”

TeachPoint Launches Professional Development Tracking Tool

TeachPoint has launched the Professional Development Tracking Tool, a solution designed to track, manage and streamline the PD process for schools.

Report: Proficiency Standards and Student Assessments Vary Between States

Proficiency standards and student assessments vary significantly from state to state, according to the latest report from the National Center for Education Statistics.

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