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.


Learning Upgrade Releases New Math Lessons for Kindergarteners

The 50 lessons, each with music, games and video, will be available to schools that take advantage of Learning Upgrade’s complimentary summer school licenses.

Virtual School Operator Taps Data for Annual Academic Results

As public education in this country struggles to figure out the optimal way to use data to improve student learning, a for-profit company that delivers online K-12 courses and manages virtual schools has released its annual "academic report," and the data suggests it appears to be holding its own.

IMS Global Launches K-12 Open EdTech Ecosystem Initiative

IMS Global Learning Consortium has launched a new initiative designed to make school leaders aware of the availability and benefits of open interoperability standards.

AT&T Launches Accelerator with 5 Ed Tech Startups

AT&T has launched its ed tech accelerator with an inaugural class of five startups.

Despite Challenges, Most K-12 Teachers Would Recommend the Profession

Standardized testing and policies originating from those outside the profession were cited by teachers as their greatest professional frustrations.

5 Schools Win Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Grand Prize

Schools from California, Mississippi, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Washington have won the fifth annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, a national competition created in 2010 to encourage innovation while engaging students in hands-on science, technology, engineering and math learning.

Yuma District Plans Massive Personalized Learning Campaign

Following the successful passage of a $4.8-million bond issue in November, the Yuma Elementary School District 1 in Yuma, AZ, is planning a personalized learning program that the district hopes will enhance educational opportunities for all of its 9,000 K-8 students.

Survey: More Educators Are Using Social Media for Fundraising

According to the sixth annual CASE/Huron/mStoner Social Media Survey, 57 percent of respondents reported using social media to fundraise in 2015, compared to 47 percent in 2014.

Northrop Grumman Launches Fab Labs Contest

The Northrop Grumman Foundation has launched the Fab School Labs contest, which will grant five winning middle schools up to $100,000 to create a state-of-the-art science lab.

South Carolina District Taps Partners To Launch Home Internet Access Pilot

Spartanburg School District Seven has teamed with a local housing authority and two private partners in a project that will provide home Internet access for students living in public housing.

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