K-12 Technology News

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Texas Charters Turn to SaaS for New Student Management

Texas charter schools are increasingly turning to the cloud for new student management services.

NSTA, Northrop Grumman Open Applications for Teachers Academy

The Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy is now accepting applications to its second annual professional development program for middle school science, engineering and technology teachers.

9 Ohio Cyber Schools May Have to Pay State $83 Million

The Ohio Department of Education could demand repayment of $83 million from nine online charter schools for allegedly inflating student attendance records.

California's Largest STEM Symposium Starts Sunday in Anaheim

California’s largest STEM symposium starts Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center. About 3,000 educators and advocates of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are expected during the fourth annual California STEM Symposium, which runs Sunday through Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Knox Middle School Receives $5,000 Robotics Grant

Knox Middle School of San Diego Unified School District has received a $5,000 Barona Education Grant to develop an "innovative robotics program."

NYC Libraries to Offer 5,000 WiFi Hotspots to Students, Families

The New York Department of Education announced that the city has partnered with its three library systems, Google and Sprint to distribute 5,000 free WiFi hotspots to public school students and families without home Internet access.

U Michigan to Lead $5 Million Common Core Study

Researchers from the University of Michigan, Brown University and Stanford University have received a grant worth nearly $5 million from the Spencer Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation for the first phase of a five year study on the effects of the Common Core State Standards on teaching and learning.

California Districts Tap Private Partner to Meet Data Requirements

Six California school districts have selected a platform to help them aggregate and analyze data in their efforts to implement California's Local Control and Accountability Plan.

Nonprofit Awarded $3.9 Million to Develop Literacy Curricula, Tools

The United States Department of Education has awarded CommonLit, a technology nonprofit that delivers free literacy resources and progress tracking tools for students and teachers, to develop its software and content.

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