K-12 Technology News

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Fremont Public Schools Expands Computer-Based Reading Programs

Fremont Public Schools in Michigan is expanding its implementation of a computer-based reading program after seeing positive results in its middle school.

PBS LearningMedia Launches Free iPad App for Students, Updates LearningMedia Service

PBS LearningMedia, the on-demand media service for K-12 classrooms, has added new features and tools, and the company has also launched a free iPad app for students.

Americans: Math Is a Must-Have and Science Is 'Cool' Again

In the future all the best jobs are going to require people to know a coding language. At least that's what seven in 10 Americans (73 percent) in a recent poll said they believe

2 School Systems Opt for Database Management Tools To Analyze Performance

Two school systems, one in Arizona and the other in Alabama, are adopting new database management software to improve areas of performance.

Tennessee ED To Share in $4.99 Million Grant To Improve Teacher Evaluations

A coalition of education institutions has won a five-year $4.99 million grant from the Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences to look into how state school systems can drive instructional improvement with teacher evaluations.

Microsoft Makes Surface Pro Tablet Faster and More Capable

Microsoft is updating its Windows tablet lineup with the launch of the Surface Pro 4, a faster version of the Surface Pro with a larger display and upgraded stylus.

Temecula Valley USD To Save $35 Million with Solar Power

The Temecula Valley Unified School District is adding a six megawatt solar installation and an energy storage project in an effort to reduce energy costs.

Microsoft Rolling Out Updated Lumia Mobile Devices

Microsoft has introduced a new range of Windows 10-based Lumia smart phones, including a 5.7-inch quad-HD model to rival the latest Android-based phablets.

Special Needs Students Participate in International Collaboration Project

Students from Cumberland Academy of Georgia, a private school specializing in the needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD and learning disabilities, are participating in the Smartee Project, an international collaboration project organized by six teachers from five countries and three continents.

SAT Essay Losing Steam Among Admissions Officers

University admissions officers are ho-hum about the essay question. According to a survey of 300 colleges and universities, only a handful of them will expect applicants to submit their score from the new SAT's essay section.