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.


5 High School Teams Win Mobile App Competition

Teams from career-themed academies won the Lenovo Scholar Network Mobile App Competition.

Report: Policy Makers Can Reconcile Tensions Between Personalized Learning, Accountability Systems

Bellwether Education Partners has released a report aimed at helping policy makers understand the tensions between personalized learning and school accountability and draw a balance between the sometimes competing interests of the two.

Laptops Expected To Be Biggest K-12 Tech Expense in 2015

IT spending by K-12 in the United States is expected to hit about $4.7 billion for 2015. The biggest single area for technology spending will be laptop computers at $1.4 billion.

Tech Leaders From Three Universities Share Their Experiences With Virtual Application Management

In a session at the Citrix Synergy conference in Orlando, FL, tech leaders from the universities of Central Florida, South Florida and Florida shared the stage to present the lessons they have learned while rolling out and maintaining virtual application management.

Pittsburgh Public Schools Upgrades to Fiber Optic Network

Pittsburgh Public Schools is implementing fiber optic broadband infrastructure to all of its schools and offices.

Teachscape Partners with Swivl on Video Professional Development

Teachscape, a company that provides resources for classroom observation and professional development, has partnered with video and robotics company Swivl in an effort to provide more effective video-based professional development.

Report: Grad Rates Inch Closer to 2020 Goal

Ninety percent by 2020. That's the high school graduation goal that a consortium of education organizations is pursuing. For 2013, the rate hit a high of 81.4 percent, up from 80 percent in 2012, which the organizers of "Grad Nation" consider on-target.

5 Strategies to Create a 'Post-PC Environment'

According to Duane Schau, director of client services at Indiana University, educational technology is moving toward a world where software will be online, students will access everything they need from one cheap device and BYOD will stand for “bring your own data.”

Method Schools Offer Blended Learning for Southern California Students

A new public charter school system in California, called Method Schools, opened this year and offers a blended learning model that combines online curriculum, project-based learning, face-to-face instruction and flexible scheduling.

New Hampshire School Doubles Down on Solar Power

New Hampshire's Proctor Academy is adding more solar arrays as the result of a push from the school's student environmental action group.

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