K-12 Technology News

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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.

ONEder, OpenEd Partner on Resource Library for Students with Disabilities

ONEder, a special education learning management system provider, now integrates with OpenEd, an educational resource library for K-12. The partnership provides educators using ONEder with access to the OpenEd resource library.

Motivis Revs Competency Ed Platform

Motivis Learning is launching the second iteration of Unity, its learning relationship management system designed strictly for competency-based education, Unity 2.0.

Rediker Updates Online Gradebook

Rediker Software has updated its TeacherPlus Gradebook with improved speed and responsiveness.

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