K-12 Technology News

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Thacher School Goes Solar with Help from Senior Class

California's Thacher School is installing a 676,139-watt solar power system, thanks to the school's senior class gift and additional funding from a foundation.

Georgia Schools Win Grants for Blended Learning Infrastructure

Forty-eight local education authorities in Georgia have won more than $8.2 million through the state's Connections for Classrooms grant program.

Microsoft Buys Edu Edition of Minecraft, Releases OneNote Classroom Tool

There's been a twist in the fate of the education edition of Minecraft. Microsoft has acquired MinecraftEdu from TeacherGaming and announced that it would be offering a more expanded set of features.

Arizona State In-Service Teachers Take Tech to School

A recent "technology integration showcase" gave in-service and experienced teachers at an Arizona school the chance to share what they'd learned from their experiences of learning how to integrate technology into their classrooms. The event was the culmination of a grant-funded program focused on teacher candidates attending Arizona State University's Teachers College.

Bush Library To Host Reading Discovery Program

The George Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, is holding its ninth annual Reading Discovery Program this week.

mISSion imaginaTIon Challenges Students To Solve Space Travel Problems

A quiz and a challenge from NASA and Texas Instruments will let middle and high school students come up with solutions to problems involved with long-term space travel.

Blackboard Expands Learn SaaS Line

The world's largest vendor of learning management systems has expanded its software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings.

K12 Launches Foundation for Blended and Online Learning

K12 has launched The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning, an independent charitable organization designed to advance online and blended learning opportunities and outcomes.

Yes, High School Graduation is Up, but Not Uniformly

A group of organizations monitoring the high school graduation rate report that the country is overall behind in the stated goal of seeing 90 percent of students graduating annually by the year 2020.

NEC Unveils 8,000 lumens projector

NEC Display Solutions has released the first projector in the 8,000-lumen laser category.

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