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.
A new study from Wainhouse Research finds that a large minority, 39 percent, of education stakeholders say their schools should be doing a better job of preparing students for the workforce.
The University of Akron will host a STEM career day featuring a challenge asking students in grades 6-12 to build a Rube Goldberg machine in competition for $15,000 in prizes.
Saisei, a company that develops network analysis and control software, has introduced Net-Neutrality-in-a-Virtual-Box, a simplified version of its FlowCommand network performance enforcement software.
LifeJourney has partnered with CyberTech in an effort to bring its STEM career platform to more schools.
Xamarin, a mobile development platform for building, testing and monitoring applications on multiple operating systems, has expanded its Xamarin for Students program and joined the Microsoft Imagine program for student developers.
The United States Department of Education has released its first guide for developers, startups and entrepreneurs.
Minnesota's Saint Paul Public Schools has adopted a new set of communication tools in an effort to more effectively engage with parents and the community.
A group of 10 rural school districts in Northeastern Florida are joining forces to "crowdsource" their assessment tools.
This fall, McGraw-Hill Education will launch new technology in conjunction with Microsoft that will allow educators to build their own "compound learning objects" that can be adapted to individual classes or even students.
The proposed law would require states to create their own accountability systems and bar the federal government from incentivizing states to adopt specific standards, such as the Common Core State Standards.