K-12 Technology News

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Knovation, Northwest Evaluation Association Partner on OERs, Assessments

Knovation is partnering with the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) in an effort to close the "assessment-instruction loop."

7 More Chicago Schools Receive 'Breakthrough Schools' Funding

Sixteen schools in Chicago join a list of six others that have already received grants to make them "Breakthrough Schools," institutions that may be overhauled over the next couple of years to transform them into schools that prepare students to succeed with 21st century skills.

Follett Now Offers the Playaway Launchpad Learning Tablet

Every Launchpad is custom-curated with apps chosen to address the learning needs of students from pre-K through fifth grade.

U California, Irvine Extension Debuts Online Courses in Student-Centered Learning

The University of California, Irvine Extension is launching a pair of online courses designed to help teachers develop their skills in cognitive and student-centered learning.

Some Educational Apps Go Missing as Apple Purges Images of Confederate Flags from the App Store

Apple today began pulling apps out of its iOS and Mac app stores that display a Confederate flag. Educational apps, it seems, aren't immune from the broad ban —  at least some of them.

Curriki To Launch New Site with Social Features, Improve Resource Reviews

The open educational resource provider Curriki will unveil a new, updated Web site featuring responsive design, social tools and other upgrades this summer.

GradNation Initiative Will Pay for Ideas To Boost High School Graduation Rates

A partnership between America’s Promise Alliance and Pearson will award three $200,000 grants to statewide organizations with proposals to help boost the U.S. high school graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020.

Pearson Introduces Latest Version of PowerSchool SIS

Pearson has launched a new version of its student information system, PowerSchool, featuring a major update in the area of standards and grades with new data visualization tools and enhancements in the areas of data export, scheduling and academic performance indexes.

Atlanta School for Students with Autism Goes 1:1

The Cumberland Academy of Georgia, an Atlanta-based school for students with autism, has gone public with its deployment of a one-to-one computing initiative.

OtterBox UnlimitED Cases Now Available for iPad Air

The cases cushion iPad Air and iPad Air 2 tablets with two materials molded into one layer for drop protection, and come with a screen protector and integrated stand.

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