K-12 Technology News

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Middle Schoolers Recognized for STEM Projects

Along with the individual prizes, Broadcom MASTERS will present each finalist's school with $1,000 to use on STEM activities and give science teachers a subscription to Science News magazine.

Carnegie Mellon Students To Develop Embodied Learning Scenarios for K-12

Students at the Pittsburgh university will work with developer tools provided by SMALLab Learning.

National Association of Secondary School Principals Debuts New Resources

The National Association of Secondary School Principals has unveiled a suite of new programs and services for member schools.

English on the Go Uses Social Features To Teach English

A new app, English on the Go, aims to leverage social features to help students learn English more easily.

Arne Duncan Resigning as Secretary of Education

Arne Duncan will be stepping down in December, according to reports. The Secretary of Education told staff that he would be returning to Chicago, but he was unsure what he would do next.

$50,000 2016 McGraw Jr. Prize in Education Opens to the Public

Arizona State University has partnered with McGraw-Hill Education for the 2016 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education, an award meant to honor education innovators, those "outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through new approaches and whose accomplishments are making a difference today."

Solomon Schechter School to Establish $1 Million K-8 STEAM Center

The Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan is establishing a new STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) center for its K-8 students using a $1 million gift.

Performance Bonuses for Teachers Can Perk Up Student Outcomes

Paying performance bonuses to teachers works — at least a little bit. However, figuring out who really deserves bonuses within the school or district is challenging. Those are two early findings from a project examining the impact of pay-for-performance among educators.

Carnegie Speech ELL Speech Technology Coming to K-12

Carnegie Speech is bringing its technology for English language learners to K-12 schools through a new partnership with Sunburst Digital.

Report: Education Use Driving Low-Cost 3D Printer Purchases

The primary driver for consumer-grade 3D printers that cost under $2,500 is purchasing done by schools and universities.