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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.


Maryland District Adds 7,500 Solar Panels

Maryland's Cecil County Public Schools is installing a 2.5-megawatt solar photovoltaic project designed to meet approximately 92 percent of the district's energy needs.

Carnegie Mellon Hosts Security Contest for Middle and High School Students

The second annual picoCTF competition dares students in grades 6-12 to "reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt or do whatever it takes" to solve computer challenges.

Canon Debuts WUXGA LCoS Installation Projector

Canon has added a new high-resolution, high-light-output installation projector to its REALiS line of LCoS-based projectors.

Samsung Unveils Intel-Powered Chromebook 2

Samsung has debuted a new Chromebook 2 model that offers speeds of up to 2.58 GHz and sports an 11.6-inch HD display.

3D Printing in K-12 Grows; Average Contract $39,000

A company that monitors federal, state and local contracting has discovered that the expansion of 3D printing is growing in the public sector — including school districts.

Getting To Know You: Teacher-Student Similarities Can Impact Grades

Can the simple technique of finding common characteristics between a teacher and a student help generate better outcomes for the learner? In some cases, according to a new study by Harvard University and Panorama Education, that's exactly what happens.

Nebraska Students To Investigate Wearable Technology

A National Science Foundation grant will help students in Nebraska apply engineering skills to wearable technology.

Texas District Expands Use of Reading Literacy Program on iPads

A Texas school district is expanding use of a digital book service that helps schools address literacy.

Schools Adopt Online Tool To Assess College Direction

Two Atlanta-area schools will use an online tool to determine the best options for students regarding future careers and college choices.

Upstate NY Science Teachers Learn From Cornell Scientists

As part of a National Science Foundation grant project, high school teachers are in the lab at Cornell University learning content to pass on to their own students.

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