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.


Flatiron Taps Partner for High School Coding Camps

A for-profit school that teaches adults and high school students programming has standardized on the use of a cloud-based code editor for its pre-college summer camps.

Monett School District Offers Blended Learning Summer School

This summer, nearly 100 students in grades 1-6 participated in a blended learning summer school program offered by Monett School District in Missouri.

Mac to School Now Offers Recertified Fourth-Generation iPads

Released in November 2014, fourth-generation iPads include a 1.4 GHz dual-core Apple Swift (Apple A6) processor, an upgrade from the 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 in the iPad 3.

Parents Muddled on STEM and Manufacturing

Misperceptions about manufacturing careers surfaced in a survey run by the Alcoa Foundation and nonprofit SkillsUSA.

New Mexico Teacher Eval Criteria Rejiggered for Some

Instructors in New Mexico who teach subjects with no standard testing attached to them may no longer have to worry about being evaluated based on improvements in the high-stakes test scores of students in their district.

Redesigned myON 3.0 Offers New Writing Tools

The latest version of the literacy platform includes new student and educator interfaces as well as advancements in content recommendations based on individual students’ interests and Lexile reading level.

Maryland District Headed Toward BYOD Programs in Every School

Slowly but steadily, a school district in southern Maryland is converting all of its 36 schools into device-friendly zones.

Startup Delivers Online Teacher Feedback on Ed Tech

Teachers and administrators are getting more help sorting out the education technology they may be considering for their classrooms and schools.

Pearson Extends Partnership With Knowledge Factor

Knowledge Factor has extended its partnership with Pearson to provide the software underlying the Dynamic Study Modules for the MyLab & Mastering tools.

Research: Primary School Students Receive Three Times Recommended Homework Load

Students in primary schools are being assigned nearly three times the amount recommended by the National Education Association, according to new research appearing in the American Journal of Family Therapy.

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