K-12 Technology News

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Report: Scaling and Sustaining Competency-Based Education

While the number of schools and districts implementing CBE has continued growing over the past few years, a new report noted, innovations those organizations have tried haven't necessarily led to "greater equity" or "high-quality schools."

1Million Project Supplies Devices and Internet to LA and Miami Students

The project is intended to help fill what educators have dubbed the "homework gap" — the situation that exists when schools expect all students to be able to use technology to do their homework, even those who lack access to computers or internet connectivity at home.

Hoonuit Buys Whitewater Learning, Intros Credit-Bearing PD

Under an agreement with the University of North Dakota, educators can use the courses Hoonuit and Whitewater have created to earn professional development credits.

Feds Fund Education Innovation for $95 million

Recipients of this year's federal EIR grants include organizations that are undertaking promising work in teacher professional development, reading and writing, school leadership and other practices.

Digital Promise and Facebook Team on Social Media Marketing Training for Adults

Digital Promise and Facebook are working together to create a face-to-face training program to help adults learn digital skills.

Follett Challenge Seeks Winning Examples of 21st Century Learning

Teachers have a little over six weeks to enter this year's Follett Challenge, which will recognize 13 winners who share their written and video stories on how they help prepare students for the demands of the 21st century.

Keystone Science School to Host Girls in STEM Retreat

The Keystone Science School will host a Girls in STEM: Tech Retreat, where participants will create their own stop-motion animation film, November 10-12.

Dallas ISD Bringing Computer Science to All Elementary Schools

Dallas Independent School District will be spending $4.4 million over the next three years to introduce coding, robotics, makerspaces and other computer science technology to more than 86,000 Pre-k–5 students in 156 elementary schools.

Most Teachers Say Classroom Tech Helps Students, but Teachers Need More Training

Nearly four in five — 78 percent — of teachers say they haven't received the training they need to effectively use the technology they're asked to in the classroom, according to a new report.

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