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.


'Cabinet of Curiosities' Profiles STEM Professionals

The grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau has launched a new, free website to introduce students to STEM careers.

'Ignored Potential': Report Urges Schools to Encourage African-American Girls to Pursue Engineering

Among the many recommendations: working with community colleges and K-12 to "ensure smoother transitions and a more cohesive K-16 learning experience."

Virginia Refreshes CTE Programs With $600,000 to Upgrade Equipment

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe recently allocated $600,000 in competitive grants to 16 high schools in and technical centers to revamp career and technical education (CTE) programs.

Q & A with Educator Reinventing Mobile Carts in the Classroom Space

Charri Stratton, director of instructional technology for Putnam City Schools in Oklahoma City, OK, has plenty of experience with mobile carts and their incorporation into classrooms. Stratton oversaw the deployment of the 15,000 iPads and about 375 mobile carts, and has witnessed teachers using the carts in creative ways.

Virtual HS Adds Solar Energy Design, Cryptography Classes

High schoolers will have the chance to learn solar energy design, cryptography and chemistry in three new courses added to the offerings by the Virtual High School (VHS). VHS is a Massachusetts-based non-profit that offers online courses to students in any state and many countries.

Smithsonian and Lenovo Collaborate to Advance STEAM Learning

The Smithsonian is collaborating with tech company Lenovo to foster STEAM (science, technology, engineering arts and math) learning in school and after-school programs using the Smithsonian Learning Lab, a free online toolkit to find, customize and share digital museum resources with others.

House Votes to Repeal Online Privacy Regulations Issued by Obama Administration

The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.

Internet of Things, Social Media Becoming Part of E-Discovery Landscape

The days when e-discovery consisted of handing over copies of e-mails to address Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, compliance regulations or other legal obligations are over.

Students Win National 3D Design Competition for Future Missions to Mars

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Foundation and Future Engineers, an online education platform, have chosen winners for their 3D Mars Medical Challenge: Lewis Greenstein, 18, of Seattle, and Lauren Lee, 12, of Cupertino, CA.

Three Change Agents Will Be Keynote Speakers at ISTE

Three “change agents” who have upended the status quo in their own unique ways will be the keynote speakers at the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) conference and expo in San Antonio, TX, June 25-28.

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