K-12 Technology News

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Hack Reactor Opens New Programming School in Los Angeles

The Hack Reactor collective of programming schools plans to open a new campus in Los Angeles through its Austin-based partner, MakerSquare.

Aerohive Updates HiveManager with Simplified On-Boarding, Troubleshooting

Aerohive Networks has released a new version of its cloud-enabled network management system, HiveManager Next Generation.

NEA Campaign Aims To Shift ESEA Away from 'Testing, Labeling and Punishing Schools'

A new multi-pronged campaign from the National Education Association will try to shift the focus of federal education policy away from high-stakes testing and back toward students, with a special emphasis on "children living in poverty, students with disabilities and English-language learners."

North Carolina Signs Statewide LMS Contract

The North Carolina Department of Education has signed a statewide contract with Instructure to provide negotiated pricing for the Canvas learning management system (LMS) to all local education agencies (LEA) and charter schools.

New Educational App Review Site Pairs Apps With Instructional Ideas

App Ed Review is a resource created by two professors to support teachers’ integration of tablets into their teaching practice.

K-12 Canvas Grants Aim To End 'Lossless Learning'

Instructure has given its 2015 Canvas Grants to 10 K-12 educators who demonstrated in their submitted proposals the best ways to develop innovative programs and improve education.

Exo U Launches 1:1 Management Platform

Exo U has launched the Exo U Digital Education Platform, a tool designed for management of 1:1 and BYOD initiatives.

Discovery Ed, Nutrients for Life Partner on Virtual Agricultural STEM Field Trip

Discovery Education has partnered with the Nutrients for Life Foundation to offer a virtual field trip designed to look at STEM topics through the technologies and science associated with planting and harvesting seasons.

Amazon Launches STEM Toy Store

Amazon has launched a new store dedicated to STEM toys and games, according to a report in Tech Crunch.

Student Financial Savvy Lacking

This year's " Money Matters on Campus" survey questioned 43,000 college students across institutions in the United States about their money practices for the third year in a row, and the results were eye-popping.

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