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.


UC San Diego Develops Sustainable Computer Science Courses for K-12

The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego is launching a three-year initiative to help three school districts in the region keep their computer science courses up-to-date with rapid changes in technology.

Activate Instruction Migrating Content to Gooru

Activate Instruction is moving its teacher-created K-12 educational resources to the Gooru online platform. The migration should be nearly complete by mid-August.

Researchers Testing the Impact of Text Formatting on Learning

A four-year research effort at the University of California, Irvine will test out the impact of changing the formatting of text to help middle school students improve their reading and writing abilities.

Pearson Partners with Listen Current on Classroom Audio Resources

Pearson has partnered with Listen Current in an effort to improve classroom engagement and make learning relevant to students' lives.

Videotel Builds 'Industrial-grade' Digital Signage Media Player

Digital signage company Videotel has produced a new $298 media player intended to simplify video looping and run 24 hours a day.

Free, State-Sponsored Common Core Curriculum 'Excellent Alternative'

Curriculum resources developed for the state of New York have been downloaded nationally more than 20 million times. A new review evaluating the merits of the resources found them to be, on the whole, an "excellent" alternative to other options being pursued by states and districts.

Aruba Networks Introduces 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Point

The Aruba 320 AP is the company's first to offer dynamic multi-user multiple input/multiple output grouping.

Proposed Wisconsin Legislation May Expand Charter Schools, Reduce Teacher Licensing Requirements

Two last-minute additions to a bill in the Wisconsin state legislature that would reduce funding to universities would also have significant impact on K-12 education.

York County Schools Hosts Middle School Codeathon

Virginia's York County School Division hosted its third annual "codeathon" Saturday, an event designed to entice students into computer science and technology fields.

Florida's OCPS Adopts ClassLink for Digital Resource Access

Orange County Public Schools recently adopted ClassLink LaunchPad, which provides single-sign-on, file access, class storage and calendars and collaboration capabilities.

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