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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.


$121 Million in Federal Grants Bolster Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

The federal government is awarding $121 million in grants with the aim of improving academic and career outcomes for those with disabilities

GitHub Rolls Out Free Student Developer Pack

GitHub has partnered with 13 companies and organizations to provide a package of developer tools free for students.

8 Billion Mobile Devices by 2019, but Can Batteries and Chargers Keep Pace?

The installed base of mobile devices is expected to hit 8 billion worldwide by 2019, according to a new forecast. But can the technologies that power these devices keep pace with this growth?

SchoolReach Introduces Community App Creator

SchoolReach has launched its new Community App solution, which is designed to help schools create custom-branded iPhone and Android apps. Customized apps can include modules such as school calendars, staff directories, homework info, lunch menus and social media accounts.

Gale Adds More than 700 STEM, Early Lit Titles to Virtual Reference Library

Gale will add approximately 750 new books focused on STEM, healthcare and K-12 topics to its e-book platform, Gale Virtual Reference Library, as a result of signing four new publishers.

Gartner Trends: Tech Realigning Human and Digital Life

Gartner has looked at the digital future and found it in flux. During its annual symposium and ITxpo in Orlando, the IT consulting firm presented 10 technology trends expected to have "strategic impact" in most organizations, which may mean disruption to the business, users or IT; which may call for "major investment"; or which may pose unforeseen risks if ignored.

New Framework Gives Measure of Teacher Competency in Online, Blended Practices

Input from a committee of 36 educators and researchers has helped forge a new framework by which K-12 teachers can assess their competencies in online and blended environments.

Bellarmine College Prep Deploys Low-Cost SAN with Off-the-Shelf Hardware

Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, CA has deployed a software-defined storage system to reduce storage costs and provide campus-wide redundancy.

CoSN and AASA Launch Tech Toolkit for Superintendents

The Consortium for School Networking and the School Superintendents Association have released a new toolkit designed to help current and aspiring superintendents build their knowledge, skills and confidence as technology leaders for their schools.

NJ School Uses 3D Printing in Multiple Classes

New Jersey's Hun School of Princeton uses 3D printers in science, math and visual arts classes.

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