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Elementary School Robotics Teams Compete in Michigan

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 18:05
One of the first FIRST Competition qualifying rounds for elementary school robotics teams takes place in Grandville, MI, a hotbed of robotics activity.

Oakland USD Beefs up Network for Personalized Learning

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 17:44
The Oakland Unified School District is improving its broadband infrastructure to better support personalized learning curriculum and applications.

Report: Teachers at Low Income Schools Lose Teaching Time More Than Peers

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 17:02
A new study from the University of California, Los Angeles has found that teachers at high poverty schools are more likely than their peers to report lost instruction time owing to poor access to technology, libraries and qualified substitute teachers.

Boardmaker Releases iPad App for Students with Speech Disabilities

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 15:55
Boardmaker, a company that produces technology to help students in special education classes overcome speech, language and learning issues, has launched a new iOS app, the Boardmaker Student Center app.

Survey: Admissions Officers Check Social Media Pages, Students Don't Care

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 13:36
Two surveys by Kaplan Test Prep find respondents saying admissions officers are more likely to check applicants' social media activity but that students aren't worried about what they'll find.

Kuka Debuts Robotics Certificate Program

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:43
Kuka Robotics has debuted a program designed to help high schools, community colleges, universities and vocational schools offer a certificate based on robotics, Kuka Official Robotics Education.

EdX Joins ConnectED To Deliver MOOCs for Free Teacher Training and AP Prep

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:59
MOOC nonprofit edX has signed on for ConnectED, the White House's program to connect "99 percent" of America's students to broadband and high-speed wireless in schools and libraries and improve the skills of teachers through the use of technology.

Pearson To Debut New Social Studies Programs

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 19:48
Pearson will debut new social studies programs aimed at improving student engage at the secondary level.

Smarter Balanced States Approve Achievement Levels for 2015 Assessments

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 17:00
The recommendations, arrived at after in-person and online input from thousands of stakeholders, include achievement level scores for both math and ELA in grades 3 through 8 and high school.

Edmentum To Add 70 Career and Technical Ed Courses for 2015 School Year

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 15:50
Edmentum, a provider of online courses, will release more than 70 career and technical education courses for the 2015-16 school year.

Carnegie Learning, Clever Partner on Single Login and Reporting

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 14:35
Carnegie Learning has partnered with Clever to provide a single login between Carnegie's Mathia and Cognitive Tutor programs and a school's student information system.

Acer Rolls Out Slim Touchscreen Notebook

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 13:11
Acer America is introducing a lightweight touchscreen notebook that can last up to 10 hours in the classroom without a recharge.

School Physical Security Spending To Top $1.1 Billion Within 4 Years

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:41
Annual school expenditures on surveillance and access control systems will reach more than $1.1 billion by 2018.

11-State Coalition To Develop OER for K-12 Math and ELA

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:00
A coalition representing 11 state education agencies is setting out to create open educational resources to support math and English/language arts in K–12 schools.

Hutchinson Public Schools Integrates Document Management with SIS

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 08:30
Hutchinson Public Schools in Kansas has integrated a document management system with its student and business management systems.

ISTE Launches Digital Citizenship Academy Series for Educators

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 18:16
The International Society for Technology in Education has launched the Digital Citizenship Academy, a series of online modules designed to help educators understand and address issues of digital citizenship.

Greenwood Hall To Acquire Gambassa LMS for K-12 Expansion

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 16:51
Greenwood Hall, a provider of student lifecycle management tools, will acquire Gambassa's cloud-based learning management system.

Lightspeed Systems Debut Classroom Management Tool

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 15:39
Lightspeed Systems has launched a new classroom management tool, Classroom Orchestrator, designed to make monitoring devices and student activity easier.

D.C. Public Schools To Expand Blended Math Program

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 08:30
District of Columbia Public Schools has decided to expand its use of math software for blended learning environments after a successful pilot.

OpenEd Initiates Subscription Plan for Some Common Core Resources

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 08:20
While still providing many Common Core resources for free, some will now be available for a monthly fee from OpenEd.