K-12 Technology News

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McGraw-Hill Updates Wonders ELA Suite

McGraw-Hill Education has redesigned and expanded its Wonders suite of English language arts programs for the 2016-2017 school year.

Startup Receives Federal Grant to Expand Minecraft Student Reach

Minecraft just received another education boost. An ed tech startup that encourages students to build their own mods for the popular online virtual world game has received a second grant from the National Science Foundation that will enable it to continue development of its coding environment for novice programmers.

New York Ed Department Names First Privacy Officer

New York’s Education Department has appointed its first privacy officer, Temitope Akinyemi, whose responsibility will be to ensure that student data remains private and confidential.

Cyberbullying Among Teens More Common with Current or Former Friends Than Strangers

Current or former friends or dates are seven times more likely to cyberbully each other than young people who don’t know each other, according to a recent study.

Fewer Than Half of California Students Met College Readiness Standards

Fewer than half of California public school students are prepared for the academic challenges of college, according to results released Wednesday from the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress.

MindTap Mobile App Offers Offline E-Reader Capabilities

Cengage Learning added additional features to its MindTap Mobile app, including the ability to download textbooks onto smartphones in 10 seconds or less.

Mississippi District Shifts to Competency-Based Professional Development

The Columbus Municipal School District will move to a personalized, competency-based program for professional development.

Course Hero Serves up Literature in Infographic Form

Online learning platform Course Hero is turning great works of literature into the visual representation of text and data known as the infographic.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Launches Wireless Hotspot Project

When school begins Aug. 29 for students in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, some of them will be able to borrow wireless hotspots from five branches of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in order to gain access to the Internet at home.

Eaton SD Adopts Fiber to Grow Digital Learning Initiatives

Eaton School District in northern Colorado has begun the process of upgrading to a 10 gigabit private fiber optic wide area network between its three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.

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