K-12 Technology News

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Adaptive Learning Partnership To Focus on Improved Language Instruction

McGraw-Hill Education and Cerego will partner on a new series of language learning tools based on adaptive technologies, beginning with a new version of an existing Spanish language program.

Classroom Management App Now Available in Multiple Languages

An updated version of Netop’s Vision ME iPad workflow app can be used in five different languages, virtually interchangeably.

Research: Broaden Stereotypes To Draw Women into CS and Engineering

The stereotype of the typical computer scientist or engineer as somebody who's white or Asian, socially inept, obsessed with technology and almost always male is keeping girls out of those fields, according to a new study from the University of Washington.

Houston District Updates Financial Management System

Galena Park Independent School District will replace its current system with one made by Prologic Technology Systems.

Cognizant Selects 34 STEM Ed Grant Winners

Cognizant has selected 34 grant winners for its Making the Future STEM education initiative.

U Utah Launches Microsoft Mobile App and Analytics Challenge

Students at the University of Utah, along with local high school students, will have the opportunity to participate in a Microsoft Mobile Application & Analytics Challenge beginning this March.

Compass Learning Unveils Personalized Learning Tool

Compass Learning has added GoQuest, a tool for differentiated and project-based learning, to its suite of online tools for inquiry-based and personalized learning.

Out of High School Men Liked Math and Science More Than Women

When asked to indicate how much they agreed or disagreed with statements such as, "I like mathematics/science," or "Mathematics/science is one of my favorite subjects," male high school graduates were more likely to agree than female graduates.

Study: U.S. Millennials Fall Short at Problem-Solving in Tech-Rich Environments, Other Skills

Millennials in the United States are weaker than their international peers when it comes to skills in literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments (PS-TRE) — despite having the highest levels of educational attainment of any previous generation, according to a new study from Educational Testing Service.

Minneapolis Public Schools Turns to U Minnesota for Tech Assessment

The University of Minnesota is working with Minneapolis Public Schools on an assessment of the district and the building of a comprehensive technology strategy.

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