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.


$1 Billion Federal 'Enhancing Education Through Tech' Bill Introduced

The United States Senate will once again be forced to consider explicit funding of education technology. Taking up the mantle left by former lawmakers, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has introduced legislation that would reactivate the Enhancing Education Through Technology Act, a move that has generated numerous statements of support among education organizations

Testing Backlash Gets Scholarly Support

Riding on the growing parental backlash over what's perceived as "over testing" in schools, educational researchers are pushing the White House and Congress to move away from "test-based policies" as they revise and renew the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). ESEA funds public schooling in America.

AAUW Gets $100K Grant To Expand Courses at Tech Trek Camps

A $100,000 grant from Symantec will fund a pilot course in cybersecurity at university-led STEM summer camps for middle-school girls.

Research: Outlines Improve Learning from Videos

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University are using crowd-sourced conceptual outlines to help learners get more out of educational videos.

Splashtop Updates Mirroring360 for Large Deployments

Splashtop has launched Mirror Assist and an update to Mirroring360 designed to help larger schools more easily implement and manage the screen sharing solution.

SIIA Seeks Applicants for Ed Tech Incubator Program

The Software and Information Industry Association's (SIIA) Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) is seeking developers of K-12 and higher ed technologies to apply for its Innovation Incubator Program.

Dell Unveils New Laptops for Education

Dell has expanded its line of laptops for education with the addition of the Dell Chromebook 11, Latitude 11 Education Series laptop, as well as the new Venue 10 and Venue 10 Pro tablets and Dell Interactive Projector S510.

Online Game Aims To Woo Students to Scientific Process

A new online multiuser game — the first of two developed by two universities and NASA — is designed to help persuade middle and high school students to immerse themselves in science.

3 California Districts Adopt STEAM Mentor Platform

Students at three California districts will have access to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics professionals through a newly adopted platform thanks to a grant.

Florida District Adopts Online Language Skills Programs

Alachua County Public Schools has adopted a pair of online tools to help improve students' English language skills.

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