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.


Teacher Qualifications the 'Most Significant Factor' in Improving Student Achievement

Experienced, well credentialed teachers have a positive impact on achievement for all students, in particular students of color. And, a new report found, inexperienced, under-credentialed teachers have the opposite effect.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of May 20, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Report: 5 Ways Companies Can Invest in STEM Education

A recent report encourages corporate and philanthropic organizations to invest in high school and college STEM programs, and proposes a framework to help define and measure those investments' impact.

8th Grade Girls Beat Boys in Engineering and Tech Tests

American girls' scores were higher than boys' scores in the latest national technology and engineering literacy exam, an assessment that asks eighth graders to solve real-world technology and engineering problems.

Abl Acquires School by Design

Technology and consulting firm School by Design has been acquired by Abl, a developer of school scheduling software.

Freckle Acquired by Renaissance Learning

Freckle is the developer of a differentiated instruction platform of the same name, focused on math, social studies, science and English language arts. According to Renaissance, Freckle serves some 700,000 teachers in 75,000 schools, up by about 14,000 schools since this time last year.

Congress Considers Bills Focused on STEM Equity, Privacy, Transfer Credits, Anti-Harassment, Cyber Workforce and School Security

Lawmakers considered six bills this week that could impact the lives of teachers and students in significant ways.

Aldine ISD Invests in IoT for School Safety

Aldine Independent School District is piloting the use of IoT lighting and alarm buttons connected to sensors to improve school safety and communications with first responders.

Early College High School Program Targets Underserved Populations in Maryland

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has signed legislation to expand the state’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School Program, which allows students to earn a college degree while in high school.

How to Promote Parent-Teacher Engagement

A new study finds the lack of information sharing between parents and teachers can serve as a barrier to student success.

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