K-12 Technology News
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Edmentum and the Northwest Evaluation Association are extending an existing partnership to offer a personalized learning tool to high school students.
WebAssign, a provider of online instructional tools, and Perfection Learning have teamed up to offer enriched precalculus content.
Parallels has released an update to Remote Application Server (RAS). The latest version of the remote desktop software, version 15.5, adds new iOS and Android clients and support for Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Windows Server 2016.
Arkansas State University is partnering with information skills solutions provider Credo to deliver information literacy resources to Arkansas students in grades 7 through 12.
The broadband situation in K–12 has improved substantially in the last four years, with most systems reporting that their schools meet or exceed the short-term broadband target of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students set by the FCC. But the goal of 1 Gbps per 1,000 students is still distant for most.
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has found in a new report that, in school districts where at least 30 percent of students were enrolled in charter schools, nearly all had a higher percentage of students who scored proficient on state tests than their counterparts in traditional public schools.
The University of Texas at Austin has selected a private partner to design and deliver a competency-based online training course for secondary school counselors and advisors.
Canvas, the online learning management system by Instructure, is partnering with several standards-aligned content providers to enable teachers to easily pull content into their classrooms.
Slow internet connections are hampering the future of education and limiting libraries and health organizations, according to a coalition of schools, libraries and health groups in a campaign launched Thursday. The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition is urging the Federal Communications Commission to make emergency improvements to its Business Data Services (BDS) order to include high-capacity broadband lines.
An Illinois school system has upgraded its computer security set-up for its three high schools.
- By Dian Schaffhauser