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Report: Small Subgroup of Parents Opt Students out of Standardized Tests, Majority Support Them

In the 2014-15 school year, a small but distinct group of parents opted out of standardized testing for their children. However, the majority of the general public opposes opting children out, according to a new report from Educational Testing Service.

Virginia District Explores MinecraftEDU as Learning Platform

A Virginia school district has just finished up its second year of testing out the use of Minecraft in multiple schools and grade levels.

Ed Tech Companies Explore Impact of Digital Content in Personalized Learning

An education technology accelerator is working with an ed tech company to collaborate on a project to understand how teachers and students interact with digital content and whether that personalization makes a difference on student engagement.

WebAssign Adds Online Tutoring Integration

Querium's Stepwise Virtual Tutor, which uses artificial intelligence technology in its online math tutoring program, will now be available on WebAssign's digital instructional platform.

LG Debuts OLED displays

LG Electronics has introduced new dual-view flat and curved displays that use the same OLED (organic light-emitting diode) technology already available in some of its television sets.

TechSmith Updates Snagit with GIF, Panoramic Features

TechSmith has updated its inexpensive screen, video and audio capture tool, Snagit. Version 13 for Windows and version 4 for Mac add personalization capabilities, a panoramic feature for capturing images that go beyond a single display, new tools in the editor and the ability to create animated GIF files.

Calibre Adds Streaming Video Support to Scalers and Switchers

Calibre, an image scale and processing technology company, has introduced a streaming video input option for its HQView600 series presentation scaler-switchers, LEDView700 series LED scaler-switchers and HQUltra700 series live events scaler-switchers.

Report: Schools Need to Do More to Address Student Behavior Issues

More than 90 percent of teachers and administrators think their schools need to address student behavior issues in order to promote student success, but only 56 percent say those issues are a top priority in their schools, according to a new report from YouGov and Kickboard.

Indianapolis District Opts for New LMS to Support New Staffing Initiative

Indianapolis Public Schools has selected a new learning management system in an attempt to improve efiiciency and support a new staffing model.

New Huddle Room Package Eases Real-Time Videoconferencing Collaboration

Altia Systems has introduced a new "huddle room solution" that aims to provide the technology to make communication between teachers and students in remote locations easier.

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