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.

Arne Duncan Resigning as Secretary of Education

Arne Duncan will be stepping down in December, according to reports. The Secretary of Education told staff that he would be returning to Chicago, but he was unsure what he would do next.

$50,000 2016 McGraw Jr. Prize in Education Opens to the Public

Arizona State University has partnered with McGraw-Hill Education for the 2016 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education, an award meant to honor education innovators, those "outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through new approaches and whose accomplishments are making a difference today."

Solomon Schechter School to Establish $1 Million K-8 STEAM Center

The Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan is establishing a new STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) center for its K-8 students using a $1 million gift.

Performance Bonuses for Teachers Can Perk Up Student Outcomes

Paying performance bonuses to teachers works — at least a little bit. However, figuring out who really deserves bonuses within the school or district is challenging. Those are two early findings from a project examining the impact of pay-for-performance among educators.

Carnegie Speech ELL Speech Technology Coming to K-12

Carnegie Speech is bringing its technology for English language learners to K-12 schools through a new partnership with Sunburst Digital.

Report: Education Use Driving Low-Cost 3D Printer Purchases

The primary driver for consumer-grade 3D printers that cost under $2,500 is purchasing done by schools and universities.

Mansfield ISD Deploys Fiber Optic Network

Mansfield Independent School District in Texas is implementing an all-fiber optic network to provide its 33,000 students and 4,200 staff members with data, video and voice service.

Atlanta Public Schools Steps up Cloud-Based HR Functions

Atlanta Public Schools has enhanced its existing cloud-based human resources software to add more features for both new and existing employees.

Nepris Updates Platform To Ease STEM Professional Connections to Classrooms

Nepris has updated its social STEM platform to make it easier for industry professionals to reach out to teachers and offer their insights on science, technology, engineering and math topics.

Showbie Adds Digital Portfolios for 1:1 Classrooms

Showbie, a classroom workflow app, has added a new digital portfolio feature for one-to-one environments to its pro version.