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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.


Bellarmine College Prep Deploys Low-Cost SAN with Off-the-Shelf Hardware

Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, CA has deployed a software-defined storage system to reduce storage costs and provide campus-wide redundancy.

NJ School Uses 3D Printing in Multiple Classes

New Jersey's Hun School of Princeton uses 3D printers in science, math and visual arts classes.

CoSN and AASA Launch Tech Toolkit for Superintendents

The Consortium for School Networking and the School Superintendents Association have released a new toolkit designed to help current and aspiring superintendents build their knowledge, skills and confidence as technology leaders for their schools.

Wireless Sensors Link With iPads for Remote Data Collection

Vernier is adding new wireless sensors to measure pH and CO2 and remotely collect data and perform calculations on mobile devices, like an iPad.

2 California Districts Upgrade WANs to 10 Gigabit

A Southern California school district with 6,000 students has gone public with the five-year contract it has signed to obtain the use of a 10-gigabit fiber optic wide area network (WAN) to replace its previous 1Gbps fiber optic Ethernet WAN. Another district in the region, Garden Grove Unified, signed a similar agreement in 2013.

Interactive Video Response Polls Part of Learning Center Update

New question types and the ability to add embedded videos are a few of the features added to Netop’s Web-based assessment tool, Learning Center in a recent update.

Major Ed Tech Companies Sign Student Data Privacy Pledge

The Future of Privacy Forum and the Software & Information Industry Association today announced a K-12 school service providers’ pledge designed to keep students' information private. The Student Privacy Pledge has already been signed by companies including Microsoft, HMH and Amplify.

Netgear Unveils New 802.11n Outdoor Access Point for K12

Netgear has revealed details about its new 802.11n weatherproof outdoor access point, the WND930, which is designed for K-12 schools.

UNC Greensboro Tackles STEM Teacher Support with ED Funding

The United States Department of Education has awarded the University of North Carolina Greensboro a $7.7 million to recruit, train and support local teachers of science, technology, engineering and math.

NVBots Launches Fundable Rewards Campaign To Bring 3D Printers to Schools

NVBots has launched a Fundable Rewards campaign in an effort to get 3D printers into schools.

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