K-12 Technology News

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ESSA Signing a 'Christmas Miracle' for States

President Obama's signature has made it official: No Child Left Behind has been replaced with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as the country's national education law.

UC Davis and Digital Promise Report on How To Run Better Ed Tech Pilots

The University of California, Davis School of Education and Digital Promise recently ran a research project to better understand how districts conduct their pilots of ed tech products and the challenges they face in doing so.

Tyler ISD Adopts NWEA Assessment Suite

Tyler Independent School District in Texas has adopted a comprehensive assessment suite as part of its five-year strategic plan.

Ohio Students Hack Health and Wellness in 12-Week Coding Contest

AT&T and Franklin University have partnered to promote computer science education with CBusStudentHack Coding for Community: Health and Wellness, a 12-week computer programming contest for central Ohio-area high school students.

New Online Education Marketplace To Launch in Early 2016

Noodle Markets officials said the new online marketplace will make it easier for buyers and sellers to connect.

Panopto Adds Mac OS Support, Mobile Recording Controls

A company that provides video recording and sharing software is updating its flagship service.

Nonfiction Reading Improved but Still Short of College Readiness Levels

The amount of non-fiction read by students in grades 1-12 has steadily increased since the adoption of new learning standards introduced in the Common Core. Yet students — especially those in high school — don't read to the level of difficulty they should and fall "far short" of what may be required for college and career preparedness.

Rochester Institute of Tech's Women in Computing To Share Coding Experiences with High School Students

Four members of the Rochester Institute of Technology Women in Computing group will encourage middle and high school girls in events held during Computer Science Education Week.

Mooresville District Adopts Competency Based Assessment Platform

MasteryConnect’s cloud-based platform will allow teachers in the North Carolina district to evaluate academic progress of each student in real time.

Report: Apple Device Adoption Increasing in K-12 Education

Adoption of Mac and iPad devices is increasing in K-12 education, driven primarily by the app ecosystem and user preference, according to a new report.

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