K-12 Technology News

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Thesys International Develops Blended-Learning Curriculum for ELLs

The curriculum, called ELLoquence, is aligned to the Common Core and WIDA standards and is designed for use in classrooms with multiple ELLs at varying levels of English proficiency.

Pitsco Education Develops New 3D Printing Curriculum

Pitsco Education has released another 3D printing curriculum for use in K-12 schools.

OpenEd Expands its Assessment Bank

The company, which currently has 725,019 assessments, homework assignments, videos and lesson plans in its library, recently added questions from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Assess2Know Benchmark Item Bank and Higher Learning Technology (HLT).

Florida Students Wrap Up School Year With STEM Projects

More than 200 middle-school students in Sarasota County, FL wrapped up their school year by designing drinkware, developing a space capsule prototype and vying against teams in a robot competition.

El Paso District Adopts Personalized Learning

One of the largest school systems in Texas is implementing a district-wide personalized learning program.

Curriculum Associates Adds Close Reading Lessons for Grades 3-5

Curriculum Associates has updated its online i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction program with new close reading lessons for students in grades 3-5.

SETDA Names Emerging Private Sector Partners

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has selected nine emerging private sector partners to highlight at its upcoming Emerging Technologies Forum June 26 in Philadelphia.

STEM Funders Network Launches STEM Ecosystem Initiative

The STEM Funders Network has launched a new initiative designed to help create communities of practice supporting science, technology, engineering and math.

Report: Latest Word on Optimal Length for Education Videos

While video usage is growing in the classroom, it's far from pervasive, according to a new survey from Kaltura.

Report: Disinvestment by States Jeopardizes Equal Education Opportunities

Even as a new report from the Education Law Center (ELC) documents wide disparity in state education funding, the ELC and the Leadership Conference Education Fund have released a new report that illustrates how a lack of resources can create "vastly unequal education opportunities," even among students from within the same state.

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