K-12 Technology News

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California Issues Draft NGSS Framework for Revising Science Ed

The framework offers guidance to educators and science content publishers on how to teach the standards in K-12.

Teach for America to Offer Nanodegrees

The program is an expansion of Teach For America's computer science initiative, which was launched in 2015 with the support of AT&T and the National Science Foundation.

PISA Results: Math Down, Science and Reading Flat for U.S. Students

American 15-year-olds declined in performance on the "mathematics literacy" portion of the 2015 international PISA assessments, compared to 2012 and 2009. Reading and science scores remained flat in the latest assessment. An analysis of the results was released today by the United States Department of Education.

Innovation Center Provides Global Hub for Flipped Learning

Teachers around the world have a new resource for connecting, problem-solving, innovating and sharing best practices in flipped learning. Launched today, the International Flipped Learning Innovation Center is an online platform designed to support collaboration and innovation among flipped learning practitioners worldwide.

Alma Gets Ad Hoc Scheduling Tool for Personalized Learning

Personalized learning strives to offer educational experiences tailored to each student's individual needs and interests. However, this approach can create scheduling challenges for schools.

White House Boosts CSforAll Commitments for Computer Science Education Week

The White House unveiled hundreds of new commitments that support the implementation of computer science and computational thinking in K–12 education and build on President Obama’s Computer Science for All (CSforAll) initiative.

Library of Congress Boosts Digital Public Library Database with Historic Maps

Currently, the contents will include about 5,000 items, but as the Library of Congress continues to digitize its map collections, the number of items shared will increase.

NGSS Lesson Screener Helps Teachers Evaluate Lessons against Learning Standards

A team of education organizations has created a tool intended to help educators evaluate the lessons they use in the classroom to see how well they meet the criteria of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

The Virtual High School Introduces New Computing Certificate Program

The Virtual High School, a nonprofit based in Massachusetts, is introducing a new computing certificate program to celebrate Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 5-11). The new VHS computing certificate program will encourage high school students across the United States to become more interested in computing and computer science (CS), and better understand the career options available to them in CS and related fields.

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