K-12 Technology News

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Arizona Board of Ed to Pilot English Language Learning Software

The Arizona Department of Education, in cooperation with the Arizona State Board of Education, has launched a two-year pilot program of a technology-based language development and literacy intervention program for English language learners in kindergarten through grade 6.

New Mexico ED Selects Formative Assessment Provider for Grades K-3

The New Mexico Public Education Department has selected a partner to provide formative assessments in reading for students in grades K-3.

The Art of Procurement: Balancing Price and Performance

The learning environment is changing in our schools, and technology is playing a big role. How schools are acquiring their resources can be as affecting as the changes in instructional practices used by teachers.

MIT Hosts Camera Engineering Workshop for High School Girls

On Saturday, June 4, the MIT Lincoln Laboratory held a one-day, hands-on workshop for 40 high school girls to teach them introductory camera physics and technology.

Internet Access Advocates Release Action Plan Pushing for Gigabit Speeds at Schools

A new action plan from the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition provides recommendations for policymakers to design a broadband strategy that promotes education, health care and community enrichment.

Facebook Commits $15 Million to Code.org to Diversify Computer Science Education

Code.org will use the donation over the next five years to expand access to computer science education to underrepresented populations.

Chromebooks Help Drive PCs Upward in U.S. as Worldwide Computer Shipments Continue Slump

Worldwide PC shipments declined 5.2 percent in the second quarter of 2016 when compared to the second quarter of 2015, according to preliminary results from technology research firm Gartner. Strong gains in Chrome shipments buoy U.S. market.

Performance Matters Launches Classroom Observation Tool

Performance Matters has introduced Truenorthlogic Observation, an online system for conducting classroom observations, collecting evidence and sharing feedback.

Personalized Learning Report Talks to Teachers

A new report from two organizations that promote innovation in teaching offers guidance from teachers themselves about how to shift classroom practices in the direction of personalized learning.

Motorola Solutions Foundation Provides $2.81 Million in Grants to Promote STEM

Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, is providing $2.81 million in grants to organizations to promote STEM education, with a focus on women and people of color.

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