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.


Rural Mississippi District Uses Online Speech-Language Professionals To Fill in Gaps

PresenceLearning supplies the Stone County School District with online therapy sessions delivered via livestreaming.

Alliance for Excellent Education Celebrates Digital Learning Day With Live Broadcast and Film Screening

NBC News Chief Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis and PBS NewsHour Education Correspondent and filmmaker John Merrow will play key roles in the fourth annual Digital Learning Day national celebration in Washington, D.C., on Friday, March 13.

Feds Hint at Launch of OER-Powered Online Skills Academy

Open Education Week is almost over, and the federal government has stepped in to put its support behind the development and use of open educational resources

Google Revs Chromebook Pixel, 'Fastest Chromebook Yet'

Google has released a new version of its high-end Chromebook Pixel, two years after the introduction of the first Pixel.

Preschoolers Practice Programming

Is it possible to teach programming concepts to a four-year-old? A research project at MIT is examining just that question.

Minnesota Tech Collaborative Adopts Platform To Provide PD to 49 Districts

TIES, a Minnesota education technology collaborative, has teamed with a private partner to create a teacher professional development program for its 49 member districts.

FuelEd Adds 70 Online High School Courses

Fuel Education has added 70 new online high school courses, many of which are available in multiple versions, for the 2015-2016 school year.

Gartner: Student Success Biggest Driver of Education IT

Student success and the reinvention of academic credits top the list of business trends that are currently influencing education, according to a recent report from Gartner.

5 Questions About Videogames in the Classroom

Sandra Abrams, a St. John's University professor and expert on the use of video gaming in learning environments, talks about the incorporation of video games in the K-12 classroom.

Numerous Hurdles Challenge Performance-Based Funding in Online Learning

The idea of funding education based on measurable student outcomes rather than seat-time is gaining momentum in some states as an incentive to encourage schools to be innovative. A new 54-page report by International Association for K-12 Online Learning delves into the funding models and policies related to that practice in order to guide states that are considering a similar structure.

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