K-12 Technology News

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Temecula Valley USD To Save $35 Million with Solar Power

The Temecula Valley Unified School District is adding a six megawatt solar installation and an energy storage project in an effort to reduce energy costs.

Microsoft Rolling Out Updated Lumia Mobile Devices

Microsoft has introduced a new range of Windows 10-based Lumia smart phones, including a 5.7-inch quad-HD model to rival the latest Android-based phablets.

Special Needs Students Participate in International Collaboration Project

Students from Cumberland Academy of Georgia, a private school specializing in the needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD and learning disabilities, are participating in the Smartee Project, an international collaboration project organized by six teachers from five countries and three continents.

SAT Essay Losing Steam Among Admissions Officers

University admissions officers are ho-hum about the essay question. According to a survey of 300 colleges and universities, only a handful of them will expect applicants to submit their score from the new SAT's essay section.

Middle Schoolers Recognized for STEM Projects

Along with the individual prizes, Broadcom MASTERS will present each finalist's school with $1,000 to use on STEM activities and give science teachers a subscription to Science News magazine.

Carnegie Mellon Students To Develop Embodied Learning Scenarios for K-12

Students at the Pittsburgh university will work with developer tools provided by SMALLab Learning.

National Association of Secondary School Principals Debuts New Resources

The National Association of Secondary School Principals has unveiled a suite of new programs and services for member schools.

English on the Go Uses Social Features To Teach English

A new app, English on the Go, aims to leverage social features to help students learn English more easily.

Arne Duncan Resigning as Secretary of Education

Arne Duncan will be stepping down in December, according to reports. The Secretary of Education told staff that he would be returning to Chicago, but he was unsure what he would do next.

$50,000 2016 McGraw Jr. Prize in Education Opens to the Public

Arizona State University has partnered with McGraw-Hill Education for the 2016 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education, an award meant to honor education innovators, those "outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through new approaches and whose accomplishments are making a difference today."