K-12 Technology News

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Detroit Schools Expand Dual Enrollment Program to Cover All High Schools

Some of the pathways will lead to certification or other industry licensing for the students; others will reduce the number of credits needed for students to earn an associate's degree or a bachelor's degree.

Trump 2020 Budget Proposal Includes Cuts to Education Programs

The proposal would cut the amount of money dedicated to the U.S. Department of Education by 10 percent at the program level.

Delayed Start Time Improves Outcomes, Reduces Tardies and Absences

When Seattle Public Schools delayed middle and high school start times by almost an hour, students slept longer and researchers found a link in higher median grades and improved attendance.

$1.5 Million in Grants to Support Teaching with Primary Sources

The Library of Congress is awarding up to $500,000 per grant to organizations developing instructional materials for K–12 focused on using primary sources.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of March 11, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

A Third of High Schoolers Tackle Dual Enrollment Classes

The importance of dual enrollment is two-fold, researchers Azim Shivji and Sandra Wilson of Abt Associates mentioned. First, it's "promoted as a means to help students prepare and demonstrate their readiness for the rigors of college coursework"; and second, if the courses are transferable, they can help students and their families reduce the cost of college.

New Hands-on Learning Systems Link Coding and Robotics

Pitsco Education is launching several solutions that tie together robotics and coding for K–12 education.

Data Collection Snags Costing Neediest VT Schools Fed Improvement Funds

A former deputy secretary in the Vermont Agency of Education has called into question how the state has decided to allocate $2.2 million in school improvement dollars.

Arizona School System Enhances Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

The district IT organization, serving 16,300 students in 20 schools, sought a way to continue growing its infrastructure while streamlining the IT experience and making operations transparent to users.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of March 4, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

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