K-12 Technology News

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Early Childhood Support PD Uses Interactive Simulation

Kognito's "At-Risk for Early-Childhood Educators" is a professional development training tool that uses interactive, online role-play conversations with fully animated students and caregivers. The goal is to help those adults build their knowledge and skills in child mental health and behavior management.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of August 26, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Impero Offers Grant for School Safety Compliance

Impero Software wants to help schools in Texas to comply with a state law related to establishing threat assessment teams.

How Educators Consult on Evidence-Based Interventions

A new survey finds teachers and principals are most likely to rely on the applicability of evidence-based intervention strategies targeted toward the needs of their students to determine the best supports to address their academic and nonacademic challenges.

Google Adds Data to College Search

Google is making improvements to its college search feature to provide students with more detailed information on their college options.

Google Launches AI-Based Mobile Learning App

Google has introduced a revamped version of the Socratic app to help students complete their homework.

Number of Female Students, Students of Color Tackling Computer Science AP on the Rise

The College Board has released some preliminary data on the Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles assessment for 2019. Three years after the launch of the course and its exam, according to the nonprofit, participation has more than doubled. Over the same period, the number of female students and students of color tackling AP CSP also more than doubled.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of August 19, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Advanced Vocational Classes Boost Early Career Earnings

A new study of the schooling and workforce outcomes for 4,414 "early-career" adults found that students earned about 2 percent more each year for each advanced or upper-level vocational class or career and technical education class they completed in high school.

First Net Zero School Opens in Florida

NeoCity Academy, a new STEM magnet high school in Osceola County, FL, is the first net-zero school to open in the state. That means the school returns as much energy to the power grid as it uses each year.

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