K-12 Technology News

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Barnes & Noble to Host Educator Appreciation Days

Barnes & Noble is celebrating pre-K—12 educators by hosting several events and offering a number of discounts on books, toys and games available in store and online.

Web App Offers Data on North Carolina Schools

A nonprofit organization of parents who advocate for school choice in North Carolina has released NC Schools Around Me, a web-based application to help families in the state easily find education data on schools in their area.

ED Launches 2 New Grant Programs to Encourage Diverse Schools

The United States Department of Education has launched Opening Doors, Expanding Opportunities and the 2017 Magnet Schools Assistance Program, two new initiatives designed to encourage socioeconomically diverse schools.

PARCC Releases Actual Test Items

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has yet again released test items from its 2015-2016 assessments. The content includes actual questions from last year's exams and covers grades 3—8.

Discovery Ed Adds Virtual Reality to Civil War Lessons

Discovery Education has now begun to build virtual reality experiences into its digital content. Recently, the company announced the addition of three new VR components to its social studies products.

Teachers of Tomorrow Launches Resources to Help Battle the Growing Teacher Shortage

Teachers of Tomorrow, an online and in-person teacher certification program, has launched resources designed to help education leaders battle the growing teacher shortage.

Mobile Device Management Solution Increases Scalability

TabPilot Learning Systems has released an update to its mobile device management solution to offer increased scalability, enabling school districts to handle thousands of new devices across multiple schools at once.

Students Think School Culture Could Use a Makeover

A new survey from nonprofit YouthTruth conducted among students in grades 5–12 found that only one in three students view their schools' culture positively.

Dremel Contest to Award Up to 100 3D Printers

Dremel is giving away Dremel 3D Idea Builder machines to up to 50 schools that generate the most votes in an online contest.

Feds Launch Inaugural Teacher and School Leader Grant Competition

The United States Department of Education has announced the launch of the Teacher and School Leader program, a new grant competition to train teachers that serve low-income and minority children.

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