K-12 Technology News

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Schools Push Digital Convergence with Private Partner

Two school organizations have signed on with an education technology company to help them with their digital convergence.

Blended Learning, Professional Development Make Gains in ESEA Overhaul

In a shift away from policies enacted with NCLB, Congress' latest rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act puts some distance between the federal government and local schools. It also creates $1.65 billion in "enrichment" grants for tech-related education programs, including blended learning, STEM education and teacher professional development.

Minnesota District Selects Nearby Vendor for New SIS

Edina Public Schools has chosen Infinite Campus to provide a new student information system.

New Jersey School Implements 1to1 Chromebook Initiative

Eleanor Van Gelder School in Edgewater, NJ is preparing to roll out Chromebooks to all of its grade six students in January.

Lambda Solutions Intros Analytics for Moodle

Lambda Solutions, a provider of open source talent and learning management systems, today made its Lambda Analytika data reporting and analytics solution available for the Moodle LMS.

MIT, Tufts U Partner with PBS on Coding App for Elementary Students

The MIT Media Lab, Tufts University and PBS Kids have partnered to release a free app based on the ScratchJr coding language and designed to help kids aged five to eight learn coding concepts.

Tablet Market Declines in 2015 while Demand for Detachables Grows

Even as worldwide tablet shipments continue declining this year, the market for one tablet device format is expected to almost double next year.

Washington's K-20 Ed Network Upgrades WAN

The K-20 Education Network, a publicly supported network supporting educational institutions throughout the state of Washington, is upgrading its wide area network infrastructure to provide high speed communications to 101 higher education institutions, K-12 school districts and libraries.

Race to the Top Turns Arkansas 4th Graders Into 'Biologists'

A Race to the Top-District grant has allowed Springdale Public Schools to spend $12.7 million on technology over the last two years.

Kentucky Public Schools Get Internet Content Filtering System

The Kentucky Department of Education has selected an Internet content filtering system for implementation at all 173 K-12 school districts throughout the state.

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