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.


Report: Low Impact 'Distractors' Weakening Ed

Forget about longer school days; forget about performance pay; forget about smaller class sizes, teacher professional development, or — gasp! — technology as a magic potion. According to an Australian education expert, these are all distractors that have only incremental impact on student learning.

MIT Partners with Woodrow Wilson Foundation To Remake Educator Prep

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Office of Digital Learning has partnered with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation on an initiative designed to support teachers in the use of digital learning tools and environments.

Echo360, Instructure Extend Partnership for Improved Analytics, Course Creation

Teaching platform provider Echo360 is adding more functions to offer students and teachers via Instructure's Canvas learning management system.

Bretford Unveils Charging Lockers

Bretford has launched a line of powered lockers for securely storing individual laptops, tablets and phones.

Trident Case Launches Free Case Contest for Schools

To enter to win up to 30 TechJacket cases for laptops and Chromebooks, a teacher, administrator or other school staff member must submit an original essay that answers the question, 'What makes your school unique and how would Trident TechJackets for your classroom help your school?'

Texas District Cuts Energy Costs with Ice Tanks

The Alamo Heights Independent School District has adopted ice-based energy storage technology to cool more than 325,000 square feet during peak demand for its 900-kilowatt solar power systems.

Spanish iBooks Texts Updated

All three levels of 'Breaking the Spanish Barrier' include new video, audio and motion graphics.

EdX Launches Course Collection To Combat Summer Slide

EdX has partnered with the National Summer Learning Association to launch a collection of free courses designed to help combat summer slide.

AASA, Hobsons Partner on Improving Access to Community Colleges

The School Superintendents Association and Hobsons, a provider of student advising and admissions systems, have partnered on an initiative that aims to help school districts and community colleges increase the number of students attending and graduating from community college.

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