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.


Kurzweil Education Releases Text-to-Speech Upgrade

Kurzweil Education is rolling out Kurzweil 1000 Version 14, the latest version of its text-to-speech software.

California District Deploys 23,000 1-to-1 Devices, Works To Quell Parental Concerns

Manteca Unified School District in California is in the next phase of its $30 million project to outfit its 23,000 students with computers. In response to earlier parental concerns regarding the program, the district has held two seminars specifically to educate families about software usage and posted information on its site addressing the most common concerns.

Charleston District To Update Employee Payroll, Attendance Processes

The Charleston County (SC) School District selected Kronos Inc.'s cloud-based systems to keep track of employee payroll and attendance.

EBSCO Launches New Interface for K-12 Schools

EBSCO has launched a new EBSCOhost interface, Explora, designed specifically for K-12 schools and public libraries.

Gale Adds Historical Collections for Academic Libraries

Gale has added several new digital collections featuring rare historical material for academic libraries.

GiftedandTalented.com Launches Personalized Math Program for Accelerated Learners

GiftedandTalented.com has launched a new digital math program for students in grades K-7, Redbird Mathematics: Advanced Edition, based on Stanford's Education Program for Gifted Youth.

Apple Pushes Back Against Android as Smart Phone Market Surges

Apple is making something of a comeback in the smart phone market. While Google's Android OS continues to be — by far — the most widespread handset operating system overall, among individual vendors, Apple has pushed itself into a dead heat with No. 1 manufacturer Samsung.

TabPilot Creates ASUS-Enhanced Version of Tablet Manager

Cloud-based features on the ASUS tablet include remote, silent app distribution, the ability for teachers to monitor or freeze student screens and the ability to restrict students to a single app.

Internet Access as Vital as Devices to Boosting the Learning Experience

Access to both a tablet computer and Internet access at school and home makes learning "more fun and interesting" to most fifth graders, engages them more in their learning, and encourages them to read and write more and look up information online more frequently.

Obama Budget Priorities Focus on Teacher Support, STEM, Free College

The White House has released President Barack Obama's 2016 budget proposal, a 150-page document that lays out his administration's priorities for the federal budget in the coming year.

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