K-12 Technology News

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Texas A&M To Look into Neuroscience of Learning

A new lab at Texas A&M University is studying the science of the mind and how it learns.

Valley Christian High School Deploys Digital Signage

Valley Christian High School in Chandler, AZ has implemented a new digital signage system campus-wide to improve communication with students.

Balefire Labs Adds Support for 12 Additional Languages

Balefire Labs has added support for 12 new languages to its educational app and game reviews.

National Student Financial Aid Profile Finds Dramatic Increase in Need

As Congress debates reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, a national organization of financial aid professionals has issued its latest "National Student Aid Profile" to help policymakers understand what they're making decisions about.

WebAssign Unveils Analytics Tool for Students

WebAssign, a company that provides online instructional tools, has released My Class Insights, a new analytics tool for students.

Hatch Launches Dual Language Software for Pre-K Students

Hatch has launched a new program, Shell Squad Adventures — Dual Language, designed to help English language learners in pre-K develop math and literacy skills in Spanish and prepare them for kindergarten in English.

CTL Launches New Windows Laptop for Education

CTL has introduced the NL15 Windows Education Laptop, a new semi-rugged 11.6-inch laptop running the latest Windows 10 operating system.

Registration Gateway Expands Single Sign-On, Streamlines Document Uploading

In the latest version of its Registration Gateway software, SRC Solutions has added new features, such as single sign-on with more student information systems, type-ahead address functionality and streamlined document uploading for parents, based on customer recommendations that were then voted on by existing users.

Report: Spending on Instructional Materials Increases for First Time in 6 Years

Instructional spending by K-12 schools in the United States was up 9 percent in the 2013-2014 school year, according to a new report from MDR, the largest increase in six years.

Survey: Professors and Employers Find High School Grads Unready for College or Work

A new study found that in two-year colleges, only 4 percent of instructors found students "most generally able to do what is expected." The number was slightly higher in four-year schools: 12 percent. The rest reported that students had arrived to higher ed with at least some gaps in preparation.