K-12 Technology News

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Cleverywhere Debuts Game for Common Core Test Prep

Cleverywhere has launched a new game, ThemePark, designed to help students improve their scores on standardized tests.

Online Charter School Loses State Attendance Audit Appeal

An appeal by Ohio’s largest online charter school of a ruling that allows the state to use the amount of time students are logged in to calculate enrollment and funding has been dismissed.

Drilldown: Final ESSA Accountability Rules

Overall, ESSA hands control over how to define a high-quality, well rounded education to the states and local education agencies (LEAs) while retaining much federal oversight for matters of equity — which is where, some observers suggest, the naming of Betsy DeVos as education secretary could cloud the outcome.

Report: Flipped and Mobile Helping to Drive Growing Momentum in E-Learning Content and Courses

The generic e-learning course market is projected to grow by 8 percent per year over the next four years, driven primarily by growth in general purpose learning applications, cost-effectiveness of generic e-learning courses and increased adoption of mobile learning.

Boone County SD Expands Digital Language-Learning Program

An additional 14 elementary schools and five middle schools will began a digital language-learning program this year.

Boxlight Introduces ProColor Interactive Flat Panel Displays

Boxlight today unveiled its ProColor Series 1 interactive flat panel displays. These displays include Android OS, offering an instant digital whiteboard plus integrated browser.

Solve for Tomorrow Closing Applications with $2 Million in Prizes Available

Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow contest, with $2 million in prizes up for grabs, will stop accepting entries this Wednesday.

Paradigm Project Launches STEM Competition

This year's Paradigm Challenge has launched with an invitation to students aged four years to 18 to use their STEM skills to solve real-world problems and share in more than $200,000 in prizes and grants.

Report: Education Department's IT Security is 'Not Generally Effective'

The United States Department of Education's Office of Inspector General has found in a recent report that the department’s overall information technology security is “not generally effective” in meeting several federal requirements.

Nonprofit Releases Tool for Districts to Compare Broadband Prices, Speeds, Bandwidth

EducationSuperHighway, a San Francisco-based ed tech nonprofit, has launched the full version of its Compare & Connect K–12, an online tool that helps school district technology directors and superintendents view and compare broadband services and bandwidth information for school districts across the country.

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