K-12 Technology News

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Oregon District Expands Blended Reading Program

The Hermiston School District is expanding its use of a blended reading program to all eight of its schools following a successful pilot at two of them.

Tech Purchases Dominate Back-to-School Shopping

Back-to-school shopping is already underway, and parents this year plan to spend the bulk of their increased back-to-school budgets on tech-related items, according to a recent survey by Rubicon Project, a Los Angeles-based online advertising technology company.

Education in the 'Fourth Wave' of Science-Driven Economic Advancement

Michio Kaku has an emphatic message for educators: We are rapidly entering what he terms the "fourth-wave" of scientific advancement, and it's the duty of educators to prepare young people to survive and thrive in the radically different milieu that portends.

Imagine Learning Update Adds Assessment, Learning Tools

Imagine Learning has added new features to its core product, a software program designed to help students, often learning English for the first time, with their literacy and language skills. The latest version of Imagine Learning provides teachers with a number of new assessment tools and students with new content and learning tools.

ProQuest To Digitize 30 Million Pages for Historical Collections

ProQuest is adding almost 30 million pages of digitized materials to its Historical Collections program this year.

Microsoft Awards $3.4 Million Technology Grant to New England Center for Children

Microsoft has donated $3.4 million in software and services to the New England Center for Children (NECC), an institute that provides education and research for children with autism.

Texas District Deploys Free Weather Sensors

The Grand Prairie Independent School District has deployed hyper-local weather detection equipment at five of its schools.

Northwest Evaluation Association Debuts New Reports for MAP Assessments

The Northwest Evaluation Association has launched a new series of reports for its Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments in an effort to help educators better support academic growth.

Performance Matters Unveils New PD, Student Assessment Platform

Performance Matters has launched the Performance Matters Platform, a new tool designed to bring together teacher professional development and student assessment.

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