K-12 Technology News

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Video Provider Kaltura Partners With Sharp on Interactive Display Boards

Video technology provider Kaltura has partnered with Sharp Imaging and Information to supply its video platform to the Sharp line of display boards.

SchoolMessenger Unveils Single Sign-On Tool for K-12 Districts

SchoolMesenger has launched Passport, a single sign-on tool for K-12 schools.

Sally Ride STEM Program Moves to UC San Diego

In a new agreement the STEM education company created by America's first female astronaut has become an official part of the institution under a new multidisciplinary program that intends to continue its educational mission of inspiring K-12 students in science, technology, engineering and math, with a special emphasis on reaching out to girls and other under-represented groups of kids.

California District To Save $252,000 Annually with Solar Power

The Tamalpais Union High School District has completed installation of a 705-kilowatt solar photovoltaic installation estimated to save as much as $252,000 in annual energy costs.

Ohio Online Learning Program Adopts New Virtual Curricula

The Ohio Online Learning Program is teaming up with a private partner to deliver its primary source of digital curriculum.

Online Charter School Students Lag Behind Peers in Math and Reading

Outcomes for students attending online public charter schools are failing to keep pace with those of their peers in traditional public schools, according to a new three-volume report released Tuesday.

Pasadena USD Adopts Digital Curriculum for STEM

The Pasadena Unified School District has adopted a digital STEM curriculum designed specifically to meet the needs of the California Next Generation Science Standards.

D2L Updates Brightspace LMS with New Analytics Tools

D2L has unveiled the Autumn15 release of its Brightspace learning management system, which includes a variety of new analytics features and reports.

Blackboard Collaborate (Ultra) Touts Assistive Tech Adherence

Blackboard has improved accessibility functionality for its online collaboration application.

GameSalad To Launch Updated Game Development Program for K-12

GameSalad will launch an updated version of its GameSalad for Education program with an improved curriculum.