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K-12 Technology News

Here you'll find the latest news from the education technology world, from the newest hardware and software releases to policy and funding updates to research reports to school and district tech initiatives. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Be sure to visit our Features page.


Partnership for 21st Century Skills Names 15 Exemplar Schools

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has named 15 schools as exemplars of 21st century learning for the upcoming year.

New Tool Deploys Crowdsourced Data for College Searches

A new online tool, College Raptor, aims to help students and their families make better decisions about which college to attend using crowdsourced data.

Splashtop, Soliton Partner for Secure Remote Desktop Appliance

Splashtop, a provider of cross-device computing and collaboration solutions, has partnered with IT security provider, Soliton, to develop the Soliton SecureDesktop appliance.

Western Governors U Unveils Online Master's Program for English Teacher Prep

Western Governors University has launched a new online master's degree program for students who want to become English teachers in middle schools or high schools.

FBI Steps into L.A. Unified iPad Fiasco

Just three months after the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education halted its massive student iPad deployment and six weeks after John Deasy resigned as superintendent, the FBI has stepped into the mop-up. Agents hauled away 20 cartons of files pertaining to the awarding of contracts in what was to be a $1.3 billion iPad initiative.

Online Courses in High School Could Help with College Prep

A recent study suggested that taking online classes especially benefits students' "self-regulatory behaviors," which are important for success in higher education. Time management and the coordination of "distributed" or study groups surfaced as being particularly important.

California District Launches $3 Million Energy Retrofit

California's Rescue Union School District has launched a $3 million initiative to improve the energy efficiency of school facilities.

Christie Expands High-Brightness Projector Line

Christie is adding three high-brightness 1-chip DLP projectors to its Q Series line.

Ontario Class Uses BYOD for Project-Based Learning

Andre Quaglia is one of the 800 teachers around the world named a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert.

Virtual School Adds Physical Presence

A small school district with an online school option that draws students from 11 school districts in the region is teaming up with a religious charter school in western Michigan to open and staff a storefront tutoring center.