K-12 Technology News
Here you'll find the latest news from the education technology world, from the newest hardware and software releases to policy and funding updates to research reports to school and district tech initiatives. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Be sure to visit our Features page.
A program from the National Science Foundation is aiming to support the recruitment and education of STEM teachers for high-need school districts.
The University of California has granted a-g approval for an additional 30 online and blended learning courses offered by Edmentum.
The Princeton Review and CollegeWeekLive have partnered in an effort to provide prospective college students greater insight to universities they are interested in attending.
The two new 3,000-lumen projectors will retail for less than $425.
The American Civil Liberties Union, along with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and other groups, has formed a coalition to urge the FBI to get rid of its “Don’t Be a Puppet” website. The federal agency created the site to educate youth about violent extremism, but critics have argued that “Don’t Be a Puppet” focuses on American Muslims and discourages students from thinking and expressing their thoughts freely.
The Waller Independent School District has adopted a new tool to automate management of student and employee accounts.
The Metiri Group has a new dashboard tool designed to measure whether a school has a plan for digital learning, the ability to implement it and if it has been successful.
Tyler Technologies has launched a new parent-student portal, Student 360, that will provide more access for parents, students and school staff to its student information system.
Voyager Sopris Learning has launched Velocity, an adaptive learning English language arts program designed to help students in grades K-5 achieve reading proficiency.
A new free resource promises to help educators in college and high school find the curriculum they need for their courses, Illume Learning, a for-profit company, calls itself the "world's largest database of learning materials."
- By Dian Schaffhauser