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New Elementary Math Curriculum Features Real-time Data Tracking

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:00
Vinci Education is launching a new game-based digital math curriculum for elementary education, mapped to the Common Core and featuring real-time data-tracking features designed for tablets.

Boston Public Schools Turns to Online Courses to Help Boost Graduation Rates

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:30
To help improve its four- and five-year high school graduation rates, Boston Public Schools is expanding its partnership with online course provider Apex Learning.

California District To Save $380,000 Annually with Solar Power

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:00
California's Pajaro Valley Unified School District will install solar power systems, projected to reduce energy costs by approximately $380,000 each year, at five schools.

Inifnitely Virtual Launches Virtual Servers For K-12

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:03
Cloud Server provider Infinitely Virtual has unveiled a virtual server offering targeted at K-12 schools and higher education institutions.

Massachusetts Adopts Video-based Coaching Platform for Early Educators

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 19:00
To help shore up its professional development among early education instructors, the state of Massachusetts is introducing the video-coaching support platform from Torsh to help provide feedback and analysis.

Research: Most Teachers Use Technology, Few See Improvements in Achievement

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 16:12
A new survey of K-12 teachers found that 88 percent of respondents said they and their students use technology in class but only 24 percent said they believe it has a strong positive effect on student achievement and a mere 13 percent said it has a strong positive effect on standardized test scores.

U Iowa Researchers Tackle Cheap Magnetic to Optical Data Transfer for Plastic Chips

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 13:00
Cheap, flexible computers may be one step closer to reality, thanks to researchers at the University of Iowa and New York University.

College Students Launch New Student Engagement Platform

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:30
Chalkup employs social networking tools and an interactive platform to facilitate online learning with video chat, instant messaging, group messaging, discussion boards and Twitter.

FIRST Teams with Tableau To Bring Data Analytics to Robot Competitions

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:56
The FIRST Robotics Competition is teaming up with Tableau Software to expose students to the latter's data analytics  software, also named Tableau.

Taylor ISD Cuts Paper, Duplicate Data Entry with Student Information System

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:56
The Taylor Independent School District in Texas has adopted a new student information system in an effort to reduce paper usage and eliminate redundant data entry.

Voyager Sopris Learning Launches eLibrary App

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 13:00
The cloud-based app is designed to provide online and offline access to professional development and instructional e-books.

Palm Beach County Upgrades Wi-Fi To Support Digital Learning

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:24
Palm Beach County School District has implemented a new wireless network across all 185 schools and 13 other facilities to support 1-to-1 learning initiatives and the state's mandated switch to e-textbooks.

ELL Students Neglected in School Turnaround Efforts

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:58
A new evaluation of School Improvement Grant recipients shows that even in schools with high percentages of English language learners, ELL students were poorly represented in strategic reform efforts.

Research: Wearables on the Rise

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:45
The number of wearable computing devices sold in the United States will triple in 2014, according to a new forecast from market researcher International Data Corporation, to top 19 million shipments.

Research: PC Shipment Decline Slows

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 17:38
Global PC shipments dropped 1.7 percent in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the same period in the previous year, according to market research company Gartner. The decline is the smallest the segment has seen in the last seven quarters.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Releases Common Core Reading Practice and Assessments Apps

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:00
The grade-specific apps for kindergarteners through sixth-graders provide literacy exercises and practice tests aligned to the ELA Common Core State Standards.

Crestron Intros New Room Scheduling Touchscreen

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:40
Crestron's new TSS-752 room scheduling touchscreen features a 7-inch widescreen color display designed to provide at-a-glance meeting and scheduling information.

Report Spotlights Problems with Virtual School Data

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:09
Virtual K-12 enrollments in Michigan have surged in the last three years while completion rates have declined slightly. But beyond that, according to a new report, little insight can be gleaned about the effectiveness of virtual schools owing to the poor quality of data reported to the state.

AASA and TenMarks Team Up To Combat Summer Learning Slide in Math

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:30
TenMarks is offering its Summer Math Program for free to students around the country.

Smart Technologies Intros Interactive Flat Panel for Education

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:14
Smart Technologies has unveiled the Smart Board 6065, the first model in a new line of interactive flat panels for education.