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.


CFY Adds Formative Assessment Tools to PowerMyLearning

CFY, an education nonprofit, has updated its free learning platform, PowerMyLearning, with new tools for formative assessments.

Ed Games Need To Fill in Assessment Gaps To Be Fully Useful

A joint study on game-playing in K-12 has found that educational game developers could improve the learning impact by making a few changes.

LED-Lit Robotic Garden Encourages Kids To Code

The creators of a robotic garden from MIT are hoping it becomes a tool to encourage students — especially girls — to understand more about algorithms and programming.

Los Angeles Unified Reverses 1-to-1 Direction

Los Angeles Unified School District is backing away from its much-publicized 1-to-1 program.

Sharp 'Tech-It-Up' Contest Offers $100,000 Grand Prize

To enter, schools must answer two questions about how they will integrate new technology and how their students will benefit.

Will Gifted Education Weather the Common Core?

According to a new study, some districts and states believe that the Common Core gives them a reason to "ditch" services for gifted students, equating the standards with advanced education.

Certica Acquires NWEA's Formative Assessment Item Bank

A provider of data management and student assessment tools for K-12, Certica, has acquired the Northwest Evaluation Association's Formative Assessment Item Bank line of business.

Compass Learning Launches New Digital Activities for Grades 6-8

Compass Learning has added 800 new activities to its portfolio of tools designed to help students in grades 6-8 improve their English language arts and math skills for computer-based assessments.

Texas District To Adopt New LMS for Better Tech Integration

The Crowley Independent School District, with 15,000 students, is adopting a new learning management system in an effort to improve technology integration.

Absolute Software Intros Automatic Freeze for Offline Devices

Absolute Software has introduced the Device Freeze Offline Policy, a new security feature for its Absolute Computrace tracking product for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

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