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.


Report: Smartphones To Account for Nearly 4 of 5 Smart Connected Devices by 2019

The combined market for smartphones, tablets, 2-in-1s and PCs will grow from the 1.8 billion units shipped in 2014 to 2.5 billion units in 2019, with smartphones continuing to take the vast majority of market share by the end of the forecast period, according to a new report from market research firm IDC.

Drop User Names To Improve Security, Says Dartmouth Research

The focus on coming up with unusual passwords for getting into secure sites is probably misplaced, particularly when those passwords are accompanied by user names that are all too guessable. That's what a joint academic and industry research team has come up with after nearly a year of working together on the problem of authentication.

Finland Ditching Single Subjects in New Ed Reform Push

Perennial PISA darling Finland is taking a new approach to education by eliminating individual subjects like math and language and instead integrating them into broader contexts.

Pilot To Test In-home School Readiness Program

A pilot program will test a new in-home school readiness program for preschoolers from rural families in South Carolina who are English language learners.

Sherpa Adds E-Discovery Module to Information Governance Platform

Sherpa Software has added an e-discovery module to its information governance platform, Altitude IG.

Carroll County Public Schools Adds Digital Math Texts

Carroll County Public Schools has decided to expand an existing relationship with a private partner to adopt a new digital math book for middle and high school students across the district.

White House Unveils $240 Million in New STEM Commitments

President Obama unveiled more than $240 million in new STEM commitments this week at the fifth annual White House Science Fair.

CoSN Awards Showcase Going Beyond Call of Duty in K-12 Tech

A Virginia school district that has pioneered many aspects of the 21st century classroom, a Virginia CIO who came up with a way to deliver Internet access to students who didn't have any in his district and a Texas CIO who led the effort to produce a new guide on district data interoperability are some of the recipients of this year's CoSN awards to recognize "outstanding commitment and contributions to K-12 education technology."

Top Digital Schools Recognized

A survey by the National School Boards Association and the Center for Digital Education honors the districts that make the best use of technology.

Discovery Communications Commits STEM Resources to Schools in Houston and Atlanta

The Science Channel and Discovery Education launch a new STEM-related initiative during the White House Science Fair.

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