K-12 Technology News

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Brown Wins $1.5 Million To Improve K-12 Math and Game Development Curriculum

Brown University has landed a $1.5-million three-year grant to improve a curriculum designed to help students in middle and high school learn algebra concepts by creating video games.

High Schools Deliver Monthly Social Education via Mobile Devices

Two high schools in New Jersey are the first to test out an online service to help students navigate problems such as bullying, sexual assault and health and wellness.

Newtown Public Schools Adds Visitor Management Software

The school system that suffered the worst school shooting ever in an elementary school is continuing to bolster its safety and security

Researchers Get Big Grant To Study School Vouchers and More

A three-year, million-dollar research project in Indiana will examine the impact of that state's decision to fund public, private and charter educational options for its K-12 students

iNACOL To Host Free Blended Learning Webinar

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning is offering a free webinar about implementing blended learning.

Tech Trends: The Robots Are Coming

Gartner has released its top 10 strategic predictions for 2016 and the near future. This year's list highlights "smart" technologies, such as artificial intelligence, and the relationships of humans to machines.

Report: Teacher-Controlled Video Observations Improve Teacher Assessment Process

Teachers who participated in a year-long study comparing video-recorded and in-person classroom observations found the video observation process fairer and more useful overall than in-person observations, according to a new report from the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University.

Fremont Public Schools Expands Computer-Based Reading Programs

Fremont Public Schools in Michigan is expanding its implementation of a computer-based reading program after seeing positive results in its middle school.

PBS LearningMedia Launches Free iPad App for Students, Updates LearningMedia Service

PBS LearningMedia, the on-demand media service for K-12 classrooms, has added new features and tools, and the company has also launched a free iPad app for students.

Americans: Math Is a Must-Have and Science Is 'Cool' Again

In the future all the best jobs are going to require people to know a coding language. At least that's what seven in 10 Americans (73 percent) in a recent poll said they believe