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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.


FCC Proposes $3.9 Billion for School Technology Program

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed a massive increase to the total funds it makes available to schools and libraries for supporting technology.

TenMarks Offers Free Math Teaching Resources for Common Core

TenMarks Math Teach provides resources designed to guide effective instruction for each of the Common Core math standards.

GoDaddy Contributes to Effort To Promote Girls' Interest in STEM

The technology provider for small businesses will contribute to the Boston-based CodeEd, which offers computer programming classes for girls.

Smart Ships Digital Dry Erase Board

Smart Technologies has begun shipping a new device for classrooms, the Smart kapp, designed to update the dry erase board for the digital age.

Report: Internet of Things To Hit 25 Billion Units, $264 Billion by 2020

The number of things connected to the Internet and in use will grow 30 percent from this year to next, for a total of 4.9 billion, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner, and will hit 25 billion by 2020.

New 1-to-1 Program Is Part of a Middle School's Revitalization

The introduction of Amplify System tablets into a Western Washington middle school has helped students get excited about education in a new way.

Discovery Ed, Intel Partner on Digital Safety Initiative

Discovery Education and Intel Security have partnered on a three-year initiative, the Intel Security Digital Safety Program, designed to help students make safer decisions online. Educators and parents in the United States and Canada will also be able to participate in a sweepstakes contest, with grants and technology prizes, as part of the program.

MakerBot Acquires 3D Print User Experience Company Layer by Layer

MakerBot, a provider of 3D printers, has acquired Layer by Layer, a software company that will now focus on creating user-friendly platforms for the MakerBot ecosystem.

Report: Teacher Prep Courses Easier Than Other College Majors

Teacher candidates are significantly more likely to graduate with honors than other students owing to less rigorous coursework in teacher preparation programs, according to a new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality.

Students Face Off at NYU-Poly Cyber Security Week

New York University Polytechnic's School of Engineering is hosting eight separate security events this week in the 11th annual Cyber Security Awareness Week Conference.

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