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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.


Arizona Teachers Create DIY Professional Development

Teachers in the Higley School District volunteered to create their own sessions and teach each other new concepts in the one-day Professional Development Café.

ASCD Launches Common Core Resources Project on iTunes U

The project is a selection of instructional resources and sample assessment items designed to help educators implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and teach effectively using iPads.

Classroom Refresh Contest Finalists Named

More than 120 classes throughout the United States created music videos to demonstrate the value of technology in education.

Hatch Launches Kits To Bridge Classroom Tech, Traditional Materials

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Epson Debuts 5 Short-Throw Projectors for K-12

Epson has unveiled five new short-throw projectors designed specifically for use in K-12 classrooms.

Apex Opens Awards for Blended, Virtual Programs

Apex Learning, a provider of blended and virtual learning tools, has opened nominations for its 2015 Apex Learning Award of Excellence.

iPad Drops Off as Tablets Continue To Make Gains, Propelled by Education Spending

Back-to-school spending in the United States helped to maintain the double-digit growth of tablets worldwide, according to newly released preliminary data for the third quarter.

San Juan USD Expands LMS Adoption To Support Digital Learning

The San Juan Unified School District has adopted the enterprise version of its existing learning management system to integrate it with its student information system and gain access to additional analytics and administrative features.

U Michigan To Develop Teacher Prep Assessment

The University of Michigan's (U-M) TeachingWorks will use a $1.1 million grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust to work on improving teacher preparation.

Tennessee Picks a CCSS Assessment Vendor

According to a letter from Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman, Tennessee’s first Common Core-aligned assessments will most likely be developed by North Carolina-based Measurement Incorporated.