K-12 Technology News

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Enrollment Down by a Third in Teacher Prep Programs

Special education and STEM were two areas where the shortages have been "persistent."

Lawmakers Consider Expansion of Competency-Based Schools

Under the program, students progress from grade to grade at their own pace, based on mastery of concepts and skills laid out in Florida's Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.

Instructure CEO to Step Down as Thoma Bravo Purchase Moves Forward

Instructure's CEO will step down in a couple of weeks after the latest purchase agreement with Thoma Bravo is complete.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of February 17, 2020)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Thoma Bravo Ups Instructure Offer

In a revised agreement announced this morning, venture capital company Thoma Bravo has increased its offer to acquire Instructure, from the prior $47.60 per share to a “best and final offer” of $49 per share in cash.

Instructure Deal Appears to Be Off

Instructure's pending acquisition by venture capital company Thoma Bravo has fallen through for now.

WA School Uses Grant to Buy Audiobooks for Struggling Readers

A reading interventionist at a Washington state school recently received a grant to acquire audiobooks for her elementary students.

Partnership Aims to Create Tracking Tool for School Improvement Work

Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Mid-Atlantic is working with the Maryland State Department of Education to develop a tool that tracks services and engagement received by schools that need the most improvement.

Esports Job Openings Double Year over Year

The number of opportunities in esports has nearly doubled year over year.

Project to Examine Viability of 'Lead Teacher' Credential for Early Childhood Educators

Should lead teachers in early childhood education have their own credential? A new feasibility study is underway to research the practicality of that idea.

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