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.


Biopac Adds Learning Objects, Curriculum Management System to Student Lab System

Biopac Systems has updated its Biopac Student Lab (BSL) software with new hardware integrations, lessons and features.

Report: Use of Cloud-Based Services Places Kids in Range of Tracking and Ads

Legislators and district leaders are the last bastion for protecting students from the third parties that want to profit from access to information about them collected through schools, according to a new report on "student commercialism" funded in part by the Consumers Union.

8-Year-Old Wins Tech Portfolio for Her School

The essay by a third-grader won thousands of dollars of equipment and software for her East Los Angeles elementary school.

Colorado District Deploys Fiber Optic WAN

Colorado's Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 has deployed a fiber optic wide area network (WAN) connecting 15 facilities and offering speeds capable of 10 Gigabits per second or more.

Report: Schools Should Focus More on Soft Skills

A new study from Wainhouse Research finds that a large minority, 39 percent, of education stakeholders say their schools should be doing a better job of preparing students for the workforce.

U Akron To Host STEM Career Day for Middle, High School Students

The University of Akron will host a STEM career day featuring a challenge asking students in grades 6-12 to build a Rube Goldberg machine in competition for $15,000 in prizes.

Saisei Debuts Net Neutrality in a Box

Saisei, a company that develops network analysis and control software, has introduced Net-Neutrality-in-a-Virtual-Box, a simplified version of its FlowCommand network performance enforcement software.

LifeJourney Partners with CyberTech on STEM Mentoring Platform

LifeJourney has partnered with CyberTech in an effort to bring its STEM career platform to more schools.

Xamarin Expands Free Program for Student Developers

Xamarin, a mobile development platform for building, testing and monitoring applications on multiple operating systems, has expanded its Xamarin for Students program and joined the Microsoft Imagine program for student developers.

ED Debuts Tech Developer's Guide

The United States Department of Education has released its first guide for developers, startups and entrepreneurs.

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