K-12 Technology News
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The Irvine Unified School District has completed solar installations at three schools, bringing the total number of district schools powered by solar energy to 22 and increasing anticipated 20-year cost savings to $5-$8 million.
Students from Madison Consolidated High School were honored recently for their work on the school's Digital Leadership Team.
BenQ America is rolling out 10 new digital signage models that provide flexibility for narrow spaces, interactivity and front-and-back imaging capabilities.
Fort Mill School District in South Carolina has upgraded its broadband infrastructure to provide dedicated 1-gigabit service to each of its 15 schools, supported by a 10-gigabit data center.
According to two new reports by the Center on Education Policy at George Washington University, even as schools are developing and teaching CCSS-aligned curriculum, district leaders appear to be reserving judgment on the impact of the consortia-developed assessments.
- By Christopher Piehler
Renaissance Learning has unveiled Accelerated Reader 360, an updated version of Accelerated Reader that adds new resources and activities for students.
Sibling Group Holdings has partnered with BloomBoard to make its Blended Schools Network professional development resources available through the latter's library.
While technology is very helpful for student engagement and motivation, where it really shines is in providing professional development and opportunities for teachers to collaborate with colleagues. And social media is turning out to be a powerful tool for those purposes.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Fayette County Schools in Georgia will provide its economically disadvantaged students with free wireless Internet service at home in an effort to close the district's digital divide.
Over the next three years, exceptional principals in Chicago Public Schools will receive training and executive coaching as a result of a collaboration between Northwestern University's Center for Nonprofit Management and School of Education and Social Policy.