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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.


Samsung STEM Contest To Award $2 Million in Technology

Samsung’s annual Solve for Tomorrow STEM competition focuses on using science and technology concepts to improve local communities. Winning classrooms will share in almost $2 million in technology from the company and other partners.

California Schools Get Access to A-G-Approved Courses

A California university program has received the seal of approval for its K-12 and college STEM-related courses, allowing students to use the grades they earn in those classes to help prove they've fulfilled some of the admission requirements for the University of California.

Dallas ISD Using Tablets To Beef Up Pre-K Math and ELA Skills

As a means to help preschoolers advance their math and literacy skills before entering kindergarten, Dallas Independent School District is putting 171 new specialty tablets into classrooms.

Texas District Snares Vandal 2 Days after IP Camera Installation

The Liberty-Eylau Independent School District has gone public with its adoption of a video surveillance system that helped in identifying a criminal act on campus two days after installation.

Phablet Sales To Top Laptops This Year, Tablets in 2015

Worldwide sales of phablets, smartphones with screens between 5.5 and 7 inches, will top sales of portable PCs in 2014 and surpass sales of tablets in the next year, according to a new forecast from market research company International Data Corp.

Report: Lecture Capture Market To Grow 24.1 Percent By 2019

The global lecture capture market is expected to grow 24.1 percent in the next five years, from revenues of $162.0 million in 2013 to $592.2 million in 2019, according to a recent analysis from research firm Frost & Sullivan.

McGraw-Hill's New Everday Mathematics Based on Distributed Practice Concepts

McGraw-Hill Education launched the newest version of its elementary math program Everyday Mathematics 4 for grades K-2 based on research out of the University of Chicago School of Mathematics Project.

New Online Curriculum Uses the Rainforest to Teach K-5 Science

Rainforest Journey uses original photographs and videos that correlate with written text to illustrate concepts such as adaptation, the water and life cycles, predators and prey.

Illinois High Schools Add iOS Programming To Expand STEM Education

Two Chicago area districts are introducing teachers and students to iOS coding in order to expand a focus on programming.

Washington District Gets Home Broadband for Student Chromebooks

Washington state’s Highline Public schools has become the first district to deploy a new service that provides students with mobile broadband access for school work using their Chromebook devices.

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