K-12 Technology News

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Google Names Science Fair Winners

Google’s contest to help students develop new ideas to further their STEM educations has selected its winners.

ED Signs Off on Innovative Assessment Pilots for GA and NC

Georgia and North Carolina have become the latest states to test new ways for assessing student achievement. Both states have received approval from the U.S. Department of Education to take part in the innovative assessments pilot program, starting with the new school year.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of July 29, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

FTC Seeks Comments on COPPA Rule

The Federal Trade Commission wants to know how effective the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule is and intends to hold a workshop in October on the subject.

Tools to Navigate PBL

PBLWorks is providing teachers with new guides to support project-based learning professional development.

i-Ready Adds Diagnostics Updates, Improved Accessibility, Student Dashboard

Curriculum Associates' i-Ready is expected to be available in time for school. Among the updates: new lessons, a Spanish-language math diagnostic tool and more accessibility features.

Report: Teachers Have Difficulty Engaging Families

Almost half of primary teachers say they encounter difficulties communicating with a large segment of parents and families of their students.

Mobile Safety Platform Adds Interoperability Function

Rave is updating its mobile safety platform to allow cross-communication across all school systems using the Rave Panic Button app.

Maryland Security Audit Finds Vulnerabilities in Massive Amounts of Student and Teacher Data

An audit of the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) by the state found a "number of deficiencies" with the agency's securing of data in its control that put massive amounts of student and teacher data at risk.

Board Poised to Revoke Indiana Virtual Charters by End of September

The Indiana school district that authorized charters for two wayward virtual schools have begun the process of revoking those charters. Daleville Community Schools took the action during a special session tonight.

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