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.


Panorama Ed Launches Analytics Dashboard for Administrators

Panorama Education has released Leadership Dashboard, a new data analytics tool for principals and superintendents.

Edvance360 Updates LMS with Videoconfernecing Tool

Edvance360 has partnered with MegaMeeting.com to add collaborative tools to its learning management system.

Report: School Superintendents Earn Average of $122,000 Annually

School superintendents earn an average salary of $122,000 and a median salary of $113,000, with base salaries ranging from $36,000 to $315,000, according to a new report from the School Superintendents Association.

Research: How Twitter Has Shaped the Common Core Debate

The continued unraveling of the Common Core makes for compelling drama — at least that's how a research project has begun presenting it.

Piedmont City Schools Implements Blended Learning Program

Piedmont City School District in Alabama has implemented a blended learning program at its middle school in an effort to provide students with mastery-based personalized learning.

Kansas Districts Unify Student, Business Administrative Systems

Two rural Kansas school districts chose the Skyward School Management System as they transition from antiquated administrative processes to one that is easier, cheaper and more efficient.

Sony Opens Math Challenge to U.S. for First Time

Sony Computer Science Laboratories is making its free Global Math Challenge available in the United States for the first time.

Permission Click Launches Free Online Permission Slip and Payment Tool

Permission Click has launched a free online platform that allows teachers to create digital permission slips to send to parents.

Study: Policies Stifling Competency Ed

While the idea of competency-based education is intriguing to about 89 percent of educators, only half as many have taken action in their schools or districts to promote it. The reason why, according to two education organizations that have studied the issue: policy obstacles "that make implementation challenging."

Report: K-12 Cloud Market Matured, Financial Models Need Improvement

K-12 schools deliver more IT services totally or partially through the cloud, at an average of 42 percent of total IT services, than enterprise in general, which delivers 35 percent of IT services via the cloud, according to a new report from CDW. Despite the widespread use of cloud services, however, models of their financial impact are often inaccurate.

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