Camp Inspires Middle School Students to Design App That Helps Charities

Middle school students designed apps that help charities, and others that assist individuals with vision impairment and speech disorders.


Arkansas School-Broadband Landscape Not So Bleak After All, Group Contends

Arkansas officials now believe they can meet national school-connectivity goals by reprogramming existing funds and better leveraging federal E-rate dollars.


App Helps Conservative Parents Choose Where to Spend on Back-to-School

Back-to-school is the focus of a "conservative shopper app" that helps consumers find companies whose donations and advocacy align with their political beliefs.


Minecraft MOOCs for Teachers Part of Ed-Tech Company's Push Into K-12

Though MOOCs have yet to take off in K-12 schools, Instructure unveiled two new online courses for teachers interested in the popular digital game Minecraft.


Rhode Island to Promote Blended Learning Through Nonprofit Partnership

The Rhode Island Department of Education and the nonprofit Learning Accelerator are teaming to develop a strategic plan and a communications strategy aimed at expanding blended learning.


Younger Parents are Less Satisfied With Education Technology, Survey Reports

Survey leaders attribute younger parents' dissatisfaction with K-12 technology to concerns about educators' lack of skill with digital tools.


International Testing Official, Philly Principal Win Innovation Award

Andres Schleicher of the OECD, Sara Martinez Tucker of the National Math and Science Initiative, and Chris Lehmann of Philadelphia's Science Leadership Academy were named winners of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize.


Crowd-Funding, Student Petitions Bring Computer Science Classes to California Districts

Next school year, four high schools in California will debut Advanced Placement Computer Science classes, thanks to student petitions and crowd-funding campaigns supportive of those efforts.


UPDATE: Florida Teen Wins World PowerPoint Championship

Tyler Millis, 16, wins the gold medal in the world PowerPoint championship, which was held in California.


Senators Introduce New Federal Data Privacy Legislation

U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Orrin Hatch introduced a bill to update FERPA with stricter restrictions on the use of students' personally identifiable information.


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