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.


West Gate Elementary, Pine City High Win Differentiated Instruction Tech Grants

Teacher teams at West Gate Elementary School and Pine City High School have been awarded technology and professional development grants valued at $250,000 from assessment solution provider Naiku.

Polar 3D Launches 3D Printer and Collaboration Platform for K-12

Polar 3D has launched a 3D printer, also called Polar 3D, along with a Web-based collaboration platform designed specifically for students in grades 6-12.

Cooke Foundation Awards $1.6 Million to STEM Programs for Low-Income Students

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has awarded $1,632,598 in grants to science, technology, engineering and math education programs for low-income students.

New Data Tool Exposes Size of Funding Gaps for Students in Poverty

Two weeks after a report from the Center for American Progress explained how a calculation loophole in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) results in Title 1 schools receiving about $1,200 less per student than comparable schools, a new report confirmed the size of the gap from a different angle.

Sally Ride Science Launches New STEM PD Course

Sally Ride Science has launched a new professional development course focused on teaching STEM subjects using the 5E model.

Barracuda MDM Now Supports Android Operating Systems

Barracuda Mobile Device Manager allows users to configure, manage and monitor Android devices from one centralized portal.

Discovery Ed To Host Free Professional Development Day

Discovery Education will hold its yearly Spring VirtCon April 25 in Silver Spring, MD.

Microsoft Launches Azure for Student Developers

Microsoft has released Microsoft Azure for student developers, a free version of the company's development tool for Web sites and Web apps.

Report: Smartphones To Account for Nearly 4 of 5 Smart Connected Devices by 2019

The combined market for smartphones, tablets, 2-in-1s and PCs will grow from the 1.8 billion units shipped in 2014 to 2.5 billion units in 2019, with smartphones continuing to take the vast majority of market share by the end of the forecast period, according to a new report from market research firm IDC.

Drop User Names To Improve Security, Says Dartmouth Research

The focus on coming up with unusual passwords for getting into secure sites is probably misplaced, particularly when those passwords are accompanied by user names that are all too guessable. That's what a joint academic and industry research team has come up with after nearly a year of working together on the problem of authentication.

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