K-12 Technology News

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USC Rossier School of Education Forges Partnership to Drive K–12 Research

The University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education Monday unveiled a new partnership with Project Tomorrow that will support the nonprofit education organization’s research and help drive future innovation in K–12 schools.

The Threat Within: Securing Your District's Websites and Infrastructure Against Cyber Attacks

Today more than ever, education institutions need to step up their network security by implementing strong cyber security tools to protect their schools’ websites, infrastructure and meet the demands of their online learning platforms.

Teachers Face a Gamut of Grades in the Classroom

The survey also found that the disparity in student performance forces almost all teachers to spend a lot of extra unpaid time at work. Fifteen percent of respondents reported that they spend over 60 hours on the job.

Study Links Increased Screen Use to Speech Delays in Children Under Age 2

Many parents are concerned that screen time can negatively impact young children, who frequently use mobile devices like iPads and smartphones to play games and watch videos. Now, a new study says that letting a child under age 2 play with an iPad may cause them to have speech delays.

DeVos to Keynote ASU+GSV Summit

United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will deliver the opening keynote address at this year's ASU+GSV Summit, an annual event focused on ed tech and education policy, with a heavy emphasis on ed reform.

Microsoft Launches In-Store STEM Program Throughout May, VR Curriculum

Microsoft unveiled several education offerings earlier this week, like the upcoming Surface Laptop and an education-specific version of Windows 10, as well as a few STEM-focused initiatives.

California's CUE Supports State Effort to Maintain Federal Net Neutrality Rules

An organization that works with school people in California to help them "infuse" technology into learning, has come out — fists swinging — to fight what it perceives as a move to limit students' access to the internet.

Grad Rate Continues Rising with Pockets of Despair

For the fifth year running, the country saw a lift in its national high school graduation rate, growing to 83.2 percent in 2015 from 82.3 percent in 2014. But growth at that pace is too slow to reach the goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020.

Google Adds Safety Feature to Android Gmail App After E-Mail Phishing Attack

A day after a widespread e-mail phishing attack that many security experts called "sophisticated," Google has rolled out a new safeguard to its Android Gmail app.

6 South Carolina High Schools Will Launch Aerospace Curriculum This Fall

A group of South Carolina companies called SC Aerospace, supported by the SC Council on Competitiveness and the SC Department of Commerce, are introducing an aerospace curriculum in six high schools. This fall, the schools will receive $50,000 from the South Carolina Department of Education to cover course costs.

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