K-12 Technology News

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San Francisco and Oakland Districts Expand Computer Science Ed with $12.2 Million Salesforce Funding

Both San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) are continuing their existing partnerships with the SF-based cloud computing company, and will receive $7 million and $5.2 million respectively.

K12 Federation Seeks to Unite School Technology Leaders Nationwide

The educational cooperative of technology leaders at K–12 schools is focused on interoperability, security and other pressing tech issues.

Teachers in Non-Traditional Classrooms Value Digital Tools for Personalized Learning

Teachers in flipped, blended and virtual classrooms see greater value in digital learning tools than their counterparts in traditional classrooms — in particular for personalized learning.

Khan Academy Launches Free Challenge to Improve Growth Mindset

The six-week challenge is designed to get students in grades 3-12 started on the right foot this school year.

PeopleAdmin and Tableau Unlock Next-Level Recruitment Insights for Districts

Tableau's analytics — which Gartner rated highly for innovating business intelligence — will be integrated into PeopleAdmin’s TalentEd solution, which helps school districts automate and streamline talent management functions.

New Mexico Schools Close in on Fiber-Fast Internet Goals

Almost two years after announcing plans to bring high-speed internet to every classroom by 2018, the governor of Next Mexico said 99 percent of the state's public schools now have access to broadband, primarily through fiber optic connections.

Deadline Looms for $5,000 STEM and Tech Grants

Educators and parent groups have less than three weeks to apply for $2,000 to $5,000 grants from the Lowe's Small Toolbox for Education grant program.

Report: SPED Classification Rates Vary Widely

Fifty-six percent of respondents told researchers the number of students classified as special education was appropriate, and only 21 percent said somewhat fewer students should be classified within their system. Seventeen percent said somewhat more students should receive classification.

Cornell Engineering Debuts Online Collaboration Space for Makers in Grades 6-12

The new site offers tools for users to meet other makers, learn about engineering disciplines, share projects or meet mentors among Cornell graduate students, alumni and professors.

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