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.


Pennsylvania Students Build 3D Printers

Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School students participated in weeklong workshops in which they built their own 3D printers.

NetSupport's Latest Classroom Management Software Embraces Windows 10

Classroom-management features of the new Teacher app include allowing teachers to remotely launch Microsoft Office 365 apps on all student tablets and deliver documents and lesson resources to a class.

Lenovo School Network Grows to 30 Schools

Lenovo and the National Academy Foundation are tripling the number of institutions involved in its Lenovo Scholar Network program.

TES Global Expands Online Resource Marketplace for Teachers

TES Global is expanding its online marketplace, tes.com, for teachers to share and sell resources they've created.

New Task Force To Tackle Educator Assessment Literacy

The organization behind the national K-12 assessment Measures of Academic Progress has kicked off a new professional development initiative to help teachers learn how to work with assessments.

Research: Iterative Decision-Making Improves Critical Thinking

Want to help your students improve their critical thinking? Then give them opportunities to make decisions during your lab exercises.

ACT Sounds Alarm over U.S. Student Test Results

This year's ACT results show 31 percent of students still unready for college in English, math, reading or science — every subject tested by the assessment organization. That's a figure that has not changed since 2012, when it was slightly higher. Fewer than a fifth of those students can be expected to go on to earn a college degree within six years.

Report: 7 Future Roles for Educators

KnowledgeWorks has released a new report, "Exploring the Education Workforce: New Roles for an Expanding Learning Ecosystem," that aims to explore how educator roles may shift over the coming decade.

Survey: Teacher Quality, Not Testing, the Best Way to Improve Education

According to the latest education survey conducted by PDK and Gallup, 97 percent of public school parents believe that teachers offer the best hope for improving the quality of schools. Only 19 percent put first priority on using test results to make changes.

Yuma Districts Upgrade Network

Two school districts in the city of Yuma, AZ are upgrading their wide area networks (WAN) to 10 gigabit fiber, a change that is expected to increase the speed of their networks by as much as 10 times.

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