K-12 Technology News

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Research: Teacher Evaluation Regs Still Need Rebooting

A non-partisan research and policy organization has found that while most states require the inclusion of student growth and achievement to be factored into teacher and principal job evaluations, figuring out how to implement that is a challenge.

Parents Say Tech is Mostly Good; the Count is Out on Social Networking

Parents worry more about maintaining their kids' privacy of personal information than they do about their children's performance in school, social relationships, health, technology use or behavior, according to a new survey from the Family Online Safety Institute.

i3 Program Awards $113 Million in Grants

The federal Investing in Innovation program to fund innovative education programs has selected 13 organizations that will share more than $100 million in grants.

Teacher Prep Gets Major Funding from Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed grants of $34.7 million over three years to help set up five teacher preparation transformation centers around the country that will bring together people from universities, teacher-preparation providers and K-12 school systems to share data, knowledge and best practices.

Promethean Unveils Latest Iteration of ClassFlow

New ClassFlow Connect device allows nearly complete integration of all devices and digital displays in a single classroom.

Digital Innovations in Ed To Be Honored

This week a small group of educators and organizations will be honored at a gala in Silicon Valley for their innovations in helping students learn.

Mississippi Adopts Questar To Deliver Exams for Students with Cognitive Impairments

The state of Mississippi has decided to go with the same assessment vendor it uses for its statewide assessments to do summative testing of students with severe cognitive disabilities as well.

Department of Defense Education Group Joins PARCC

Even as PARCC has begun offering additional formats for its Common Core state standard-aligned assessments, it has attracted a new member.

Wikipedia Edits Get Student Paper-Style Plagiarism Check

The most cited source in secondary and higher education student papers is now getting the same kind of plagiarism check those student papers also often get.

Boston Museum To Spend $200,000 To Help Teachers With Engineering Curriculum

The program at the Museum of Science, Boston will provide engineering curriculum and professional development to first- through fifth-grade teachers.