K-12 Technology News

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White House Gives Up on Grading Colleges and Universities

The White House has relinquished its efforts to grade colleges and universities. The announcement came during President Obama's weekly address this weekend.

California Reports First Common Core Assessment Scores

Statewide in all grades, 44 percent of students met or exceeded the English language arts standard and 33 percent met or exceeded the math standard. Despite the apparently low scores, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson urged caution in interpreting the results.

IlliniCloud Co-Op Adding Security Services

Joint initiative brings together top IT security experts and cloud computing resources across partner school districts

Think Through Learning Adds Advanced High School Math Program to Portfolio

Think Through Math II takes the same integrated approach to math learning as its first-year high school software program Think Through Math I.

CAST Unveils Academic Version of Lighting Software

A company that sells applications designed to help production teams plan lighting for stage productions, movies, television shows and events has introduced an academic edition of its flagship program.

3M, DoSomething.org Partner on STEM Equity Game

3M and DoSomething.org have partnered for the second year on Science Sleuth, a campaign designed to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields among girls.

Report: Online Credit Recovery Programs Benefit from Personalized, Blended Learning Approach

More than 75 percent of school districts are using blended and online learning for credit recovery and to expand course offerings, according to a new report from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, but the type of program and method of implementation has an effect on its success.

College Board Assessment Results Reveal Greater Participation, Big Gaps

The College Board has released its program results for the year, which encompass multiple assessments: the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT and AP exams.

STEM Alliances Forge Community of Practice

STEM Ecosystems recently announced its first cohort — a group of 27 regional science, technology, engineering and math programs that will make up a community of practice with the hope of amplifying their work.

Miami-Dade Transports Learning with School Bus Wi-Fi

A major Florida school district is piloting a new mobile hot-spot service on its school buses.