K-12 Technology News

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FCC Auction to Fill in Rural Broadband Gaps

The Connect America Fund Phase II auction (otherwise known as "Auction 903") will award up to $198 million annually for 10 years to service providers that commit to offer deliver 10 Mbps-caliber voice and broadband services to fixed locations in unserved high-cost areas.

High-Achieving, Low-Income Students Largely on Their Own in College Application Process

Concerns about college costs such as room and board and extra fees "discourage" 34 percent of high-achieving high school seniors from low-income backgrounds from applying to any college.

DQC Urges States to Use Data to Improve Teacher Prep

While states have all kinds of requirements laying out how teachers should be prepared for the classroom, they don’t often give back information on how those teachers do in the classroom that could lead to improvements in their educator preparation programs.

Teaching Robots to Learn Teaches the Students Too

Typically, students work with robots that have been pre-programmed or program robots to undertake simple tasks for which the outcome is known. But a research project in Israel came up with a way for high schoolers and first-year engineering students to learn robot intelligence technologies by engaging them in teaching robots to learn.

Triseum Opens Online Store of Education Gaming Experiences

For the online store launch, the company has released new versions of its calculus and art history games.

VR, AR, 3D Printing and Data Analytics Overtake Visual Tech Market in Education

The latest industry report from Technavio predicts the visual tech market in education will grow 33 percent through the forecast period 2017-2021, with VR, AR, 3D printing and visual data analytics as the top four product segments.

Kettering U Lands $40,000 Grant for K-12 STEM Camps

The university will offer robotics and STEM day camps for students in grades 1-5 at Durant Tuuri Mott Elementary School in Flint, MI.

Companies Partner to Create Adaptive Personalized Student Learning Paths

A new partnership between Edmentum and Renaissance has merged online assessment and adaptive instruction solutions from both companies in an effort to help teachers deliver targeted instruction to students.

Prologic Updates TEAMS with New Dashboards, Improved Organization

Prologic Technology Systems has unveiled TEAMS 2.0, the newest version of its education administration management platform, with new dashboards, improved navigation and more.

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