K-12 Technology News

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UC Davis' Free C-STEM Studio Teaches K-12 Robotics and Computing

K-12 STEM teachers now have a new, free resource to help their students learn math, coding and robotics

Central Massachusetts Schools Get Grants To Fund Technology

The Northborough Education Foundation distributed $26,000 in grants to 15 school projects, six of them specifically for new technology.

EBSCO To Launch Platform for College, Career Prep

EBSCO has launched PrepStep, a new online platform designed to help students prepare for college and careers.

Chawanakee USD Deploys New SIS To Ease Info Sharing

Chawanakee Unified School District near Fresno, CA has implemented a new student information system to make it easier for teachers, students and parents to access and update information.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Introduces English Language Development Program

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will launch a new English language development program next year designed to help intermediate-grade students enhance their English language skills.

15-Year-Old Florida Girl Wins Young Scientist Challenge

Hannah Herbst, a 15-year-old grade 9 student from Florida Atlantic University High School, has been awarded the title of "America's Top Young Scientist" and a cash prize of $25,000 for winning the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

North Carolina District Chooses MAP for Formative Assessments

A North Carolina school district will be adopting a computer-based formative assessment program to enable its teachers to differentiate instruction for students.

Ucodemy Launches Coding Ed Tool

Ucodemy, a company that provides resources for computer science education, has launched Itch, a version of Scratch with ready-to-use lessons.

Shmoop Debuts Dozens of Online Courses

Shmoop, a digital publisher of online courses and test prep resources, has launched dozens of new courses, including a year-long program on modern world history and a new math course.

Report: Parents, Students Split on College, Work Readiness

Seventy-three percent of parents of college students think high school prepared their kids for college very or extremely well, according to a new report from Achieve, but just over half, 53 percent, of college students said the same.