K-12 Technology News

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1,500 Georgia Families To Get Ed Tablets with Low-Cost Internet Service

A low-cost Internet service delivered by Cox may also now come with a tablet loaded with educational software for low-income families in Georgia.

Microsoft Program Pushes CS Team-Teaching

It's the giving season for Microsoft, and schools are, as usual, at the top of the receiving list. The company announced a three-year $75 million commitment to expand access to computer science education for young people.

U Phoenix To Offer Online Doctoral Program for Ohio Educators

The University of Phoenix will now offer a special doctorate in education specifically for teachers in Ohio.

Teq Adds On-Demand Instructional Support to PD Platform

Teq has updated its online professional development platform with "Instructional Support Now," a new feature that allows teachers to connect with the company's PD team instantly via video chat, along with other upgrades.

Survey Reveals Students' Mobile Device Preferences

While 8 in 10 high school students in a Harris Poll said that they own a smartphone. the largest number (38 percent) said they prefer laptops and Chromebooks for learning.

Alliance for Excellent Ed Looks for High School Exemplars

An organization whose goal is to make sure every student graduates has called for submissions from secondary schools that show how they're meeting success.

Department of Ed Names First OER Advisor

The United States Department of Education has hired its first "open education" advisor.

NSTA Unveils 'Enhanced' E-Books for Science Teachers

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has launched a suite of electronic books, NSTA eBooks+, designed for science teachers.

Report: Schools Concerned About Cutting E-rate Funding for Phone Service

"E-rate Funding Year 2015: Analysis of Funding Request Data and Applicant Survey" compiles the results of a nationwide survey of E-rate applicants that was conducted in June 2015 with the goal of providing E-rate stakeholders and policymakers with information about how the program is being used and generating suggestions for improvements.