K-12 Technology News

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Study: U.S. Millennials Fall Short at Problem-Solving in Tech-Rich Environments, Other Skills

Millennials in the United States are weaker than their international peers when it comes to skills in literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE) — despite having the highest levels of educational attainment of any previous generation, according to a new study from Educational Testing Service.

Minneapolis Public Schools Turns to U Minnesota for Tech Assessment

The University of Minnesota is working with Minneapolis Public Schools on an assessment of the district and the building of a comprehensive technology strategy.

Maryville U To Develop New STEM Curriculum for Grades 4-5

A grant from the Monsanto Fund for nearly $125,000 will help the St. Louis university create a curriculum that should encourage interest in STEM fields.

ABC-CLIO Awards Grant Winners Digital Humanities Tools

ABC-CLIO Solutions, a provider of digital resources for history and humanities, has selected the winners of its 2015 Think Out Loud Innovation Grants.

EBSCO Debuts 27 New E-Book Sets for Academic Libraries

EBSCO has launched 27 new subject sets of e-books for academic libraries.

$1 Billion Federal 'Enhancing Education Through Tech' Bill Introduced

The United States Senate will once again be forced to consider explicit funding of education technology. Taking up the mantle left by former lawmakers, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has introduced legislation that would reactivate the Enhancing Education Through Technology Act, a move that has generated numerous statements of support among education organizations

Testing Backlash Gets Scholarly Support

Riding on the growing parental backlash over what's perceived as "over testing" in schools, educational researchers are pushing the White House and Congress to move away from "test-based policies" as they revise and renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). ESEA funds public schooling in America.

AAUW Gets $100K Grant To Expand Courses at Tech Trek Camps

A $100,000 grant from Symantec will fund a pilot course in cybersecurity at university-led STEM summer camps for middle-school girls.

Research: Outlines Improve Learning from Videos

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University are using crowd-sourced conceptual outlines to help learners get more out of educational videos.

Splashtop Updates Mirroring360 for Large Deployments

Splashtop has launched Mirror Assist and an update to Mirroring360 designed to help larger schools more easily implement and manage the screen sharing solution.

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