K-12 Technology News

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Walden U Unveils Online Elementary Ed Bachelor

Walden University has launched a new online bachelor of science degree program for students interested in becoming elementary school teachers.

Study Examines Benefits and Constraints of BYOD Policies

A new study examines the affordances, or benefits, and constraints of instituting bring your own device (BYOD) policies in schools.

Interlochen Center for the Arts Consolidates Human Resources with Cloud-Based ERP

Interlochen Center for the Arts, a nonprofit arts high school in Michigan, is merging its disparate human resources systems onto a new cloud-based enterprise resource planning system, FinancialForce Everyday HCM.

Report: Increasing Student Reading Time Improves Comprehension

The majority of students spend fewer than 15 minutes per day reading, but increasing their daily reading time to 30 minutes can improve comprehension and boost student achievement.

Technology Use Among Teachers Strong and Growing

The vast majority of teachers are using technology daily with their students, and most say their use of technology will increase even more next year, according to a new study involving 2,500 K–12 teachers.

New Service Connects Organizations That Serve Girls

With the help of the NEA Foundation, Girls Thinking Global has launched a new tool designed for organizations that work for the interests of girls and young women in the areas of education and health.

Online Tool Measures State, District Progress on Every Student Succeeds Act

A new online tool aims to make it easier for state and district leaders to set learning goals and measure progress under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Polymath Physicist, First Lady of Software Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama yesterday named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the security or national interest of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

Fifty States Project Calls for Personalized Learning Stories

Edsurge is calling on educators from all 50 states to submit stories on personalized learning programs, as part of the 2017 Fifty States Project.

Report: Many High School Graduates Want to Pursue STEM Careers but are Unprepared for STEM College Courses

While many 2016 high school graduates are interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors and careers, few of those students are well prepared to succeed in first-year college STEM courses. These findings emerge from the latest edition of ACT’s annual STEM report, “The Condition of STEM 2016,” which was released Thursday.

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