K-12 Technology News

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Code.org Selects Partner to Train Montana Teachers in CS Education

In an effort to increase the technology talent pipeline in Montana, Big Sky Code Academy will expand professional development opportunities to educators through local district partnerships with Code.org.

12 Tennessee School Districts Pilot Online Assessment Platform

In Tennessee, 12 school districts and 9,000-plus students throughout the Volunteer State piloted Nextera, an online assessment platform from the state’s testing vendor Questar, in an effort to ensure schools can administer state tests online next year.

Judge Allows Ohio to Review Online Charter School's Records

A judge is allowing Ohio to review certain attendance records at the state’s largest online charter school, the Associated Press reported Monday. The revelation could jeopardize the school’s $106 million in annual funding.

Indianapolis Public Schools, Purdue U to Open STEM Charter School

Indiana-based Purdue University is working with Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) to build a STEM-focused, charter high school. Purdue Polytechnic High School is scheduled to open next year and it now accepting applications for enrollment.

McGraw-Hill Education Acquires Digital Personalized Learning Provider

In an effort to build its adaptive learning and digital curriculum offerings, the textbook publisher has acquired Redbird Advanced Learning.

Online Tutoring Market Expected to Grow 6.15% Over Next Four Years

The online tutoring services market in the United States is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 6.15 percent between 2016 and 2020, according to a recent report by market research firm Technavio.

Commission Releases Policymaker’s STEM Playbook

A new report from the Education Commission of the States examines the Utah STEM Action Center’s success in researching and implementing STEM policy and offers key practices for other policymakers.

Study: Alternatively Certified Teachers More Likely to Leave

Two education researchers have found that teachers who received their training through alternative sources were likely to leave the field at higher rates than those who were trained in traditional schools of education.

California Law Expands K–12 Computer Science Education

The governor of California signed a bill that aligns with President Obama’s Computer Science for All Initiative, initiating a three-year planning process to bring coding curricula to every grade in California’s public schools.

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