K-12 Technology News

Here you'll find the latest news from the education technology world, from the newest hardware and software releases to policy and funding updates to research reports to school and district tech initiatives. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Be sure to visit our Features page.


Udemy Launches Free Computer Tech Courses for Teachers

Udemy has launched the Teacher Tech Initiative, a program designed to make computer technology courses available to K-12 teachers in the United States for free and at reduced cost.

Edmentum Adds Computing to EducationCity

Edmentum has added the subject of computing to its EducationCity preK-6 learning program.

3 of 10 District IT Leaders Report Full Readiness for Online Assessments

This year's top priorities among IT leadership in K-12 are assessment readiness, wireless access and mobile learning, in that order. Those are the same priorities as last year, with the difference that wireless beat out mobile learning. Those and a number of other findings surfaced during this year's K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a professional association for school and district IT leaders.

New Free Guide Offers Expert Advice for Achieving Competency-Based Ed

A new report from two organizations that focus on converting schools and districts to the use of blended learning and the competency model lays out a roadmap to help school leaders begin the transformation.

USAC Extends E-Rate Application Deadline to April 16

In consultation with the FCC and in response to a request from the country’s largest school districts, the Universal Service Administration Company has extended the E-rate application window for this fiscal year by three weeks.

High School Graduation Minority Gap Closing Slightly

New data from the United States Department of Education shows that from 2011 to 2013, graduation rates for American Indian, Hispanic and black students increased by 4.7 percent, 4.2 percent and 3.7 percent, respectively.

Accessible Childrens Programming Now Available

The Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) now offers free, on-demand children's television programming for students with visual or hearing disabilities through its Accessible Television Portal project.

Eurocom Intros Mobile Server with 3.9 GHz Xeon E3-1200 Series Processors

Eurocom has launched a new mobile server, the Eurocom P5 Pro SE3, which is powered Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 series processors.

ED Grants $4.1 Million to Charter School Organizations

The United States Department of Education has awarded $4.1 million in grants to six organizations as part of its Charter Schools Program's National Leadership Activities initiative.

EBSCO Debuts App Catalog for Discovery Services

EBSCO has launched Orbit, an online catalog of apps designed to enhance EBSCO Discovery for library users.

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