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.


ExploraVision Competition Winners Selected

Winners of the ExploraVision Competition, announced April 29, have used bio-scaffolding technology to create surgeon's tools, found ways to dispose of electronic waste, discovered how to detect food poisoning and protected sea turtle hatchlings — all with technology that may not be available for 20 more years.

Research: Short Online Interventions Can Improve Student Achievement

Researchers at Stanford University and the University of Texas, Austin studied the effect of brief, Web-based interventions on high school students at risk of dropping out and found that students' grade point averages increased after only two 45-minute sessions.

Nation's Report Card Holds Steady in Social Studies

Part of the nation's report card is out, and it's holding steady — though far from gloriously so.

Research: Smartphones Driving Online Activity Among Teens

Ninety-two percent of teens say they go online daily, including 24 percent who say they're online "almost constantly," according to a recent survey from the Pew Research Center.

Report: Teacher Leadership Is Key to Common Core Success

A new report from the Center for American Progress examines districts throughout the country where collaboration between management and unions has given teachers a meaningful voice in implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

Texas District Chooses Cloud System To Stay on Top of School Safety

A Texas school district with 25,300 students has adopted a new cloud-based application designed to provide an all-around view of security.

Tiny District Deploys Gigabit Speed Network

Kahlotus School District in southeast Washington state, with just over 50 students in gradesK-12 and 18 employees across four buildings, has upgraded its network to gigabit speeds in preparation for its digital learning initiatives.

Putting in a Solid IT Infrastructure Top Category for District Spending

A company that sells technology into the school environment, along with other segments, has declared IT infrastructure the number one budget area for schools in the coming "annual buying season."

California High School Attains A-G Curriculum Certification With New Program

Mountain House High School in Tracy, CA adopted a new blended learning program this school year that has allowed it to meet California’s A-G curriculum standards.

Writing A-Z Adds Interactive Online Writing Tools

The new interactive tools allow K-6 students to create their own books, write essays and complete specific process writing tasks.

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