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.
SchoolCircle is a new, free Web app for teachers and parents designed to facilitate communication and event coordination.
Awesome Stories has released Text Sets, free multimedia collections designed to help teachers implementing the Common Core State Standards.
A new virtual meeting is designed to allow prospective students to schedule interviews with college admissions officers online.
The United States federal government is making a push to train, place and retain competent leaders in an effort to turn around some of the country's lowest-performing schools.
The U.S. Department of Education has issued guidance to education leaders calling attention to disparities in educational resources along ethnic and economic lines and characterizing such disparities as "potentially ... unlawful discrimination." The list of those disparities explicitly included quantity and quality of technology resources.
Microsoft has launched a new education program for its Surface Pro 3 tablets, offering discounts on bundles that include the Type Cover keypad.
The ShareLink 200 is designed to enable students and teachers to share content to a central screen from their personal devices.
- By Christopher Piehler
Verizon has expanded its Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program to eight more middle schools in four states, bringing the total number of schools in the program to 32.
Education technology company SchoolDude has entered the school security segment with the introduction of CrisisManager, an application that allows administrators to make emergency plans available on users' iOS and Android mobile devices.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Document imaging technology provider Ricoh will partner with Blackboard to integrate its tools with the ed tech company's teaching and learning environments.