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.

100 North Carolina Students Take Home Desktops

One hundred students in North Carolina recently took home refurbished desktop computers as a result of the "Geek-A-Thon" charity event.

Oregon ED Adopts Blended Math Programs fro Grades K-8

The Oregon State Board of Education has adopted a pair of blended math programs for use in grades K-8 across the state.

Round Rock ISD Adopts Cloud-Based Tool To Host Board Documents

The Round Rock Independent School District has adopted a new Web-based tool to host meeting documents and improve access to important information.

Collaboration To Offer Educators an Emotional Intelligence Toolkit

The new InspirED project is intended to help young people develop the skills to understand and manage their emotions.

Department of Ed Approves State Plans for Excellent Educators

ED promised to launch a new technical assistance network to support states and districts in developing and implementing their plans.

Report: Research & Education Networks Make Sense for K-12 as Bandwidth Demands Increase

Tremendous pressure for broadband access is being placed on schools, stemming in part from educational needs, in part from the demands of online testing and in part from the motivation to provide equitable access for all students.

Individual Learning Plans in High School Could Use Tune-Up

Although most states mandate the use of individual learning plans (ILPs) for their high school students, according to a new study, school personnel in charge of ILPs don't get the training they need to optimize those efforts, and few schools track what happened to the student upon graduation to understand whether or not the ILP was effective.

Connecticut District Teachers Get Chromebook Access to SIS

Teachers in the East Haven Public School District in Connecticut now have access to the district's student information system via their Chromebooks.

President Calls for Ed Tech Investment in Strategy Update

The Obama administration is renewing calls for further investment in education technology.

Penn State Technology Allows Faculty and Students to Build Their Own Textbooks from OER

Penn State researchers have been piloting a technology that allows faculty (and students) to build e-textbooks algorithmically using keywords to gather together materials from open resources.