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.


Report: 4 States Lead the Way With Blended, Personalized Learning Initiatives

A new report from The Learning Accelerator and Innovation Partners America highlights four exemplary initiatives that accelerate blended and personalized learning in Texas, Georgia, Tennessee and Rhode Island.

Grant Program Reduces Cost of Classroom Management

An education technology company that produces an application for filtering and managing computing devices in the classroom has a new in-kind grant program available.

Follett Debuts Digital Citizenship, Leadership Courses for Librarians

Follett, through Project Connect, has unveiled two new online courses that teach digital citizenship and leadership skills to librarians.

Edmentum, NWEA Partner on Personalized Learning for High School Students

Edmentum and the Northwest Evaluation Association are extending an existing partnership to offer a personalized learning tool to high school students.

WebAssign, Perfection Learning Partner on Precalculus Materials

WebAssign, a provider of online instructional tools, and Perfection Learning have teamed up to offer enriched precalculus content.

Parallels Remote Application Server 15.5 Supports AWS, Azure, Windows Server 2016

Parallels has released an update to Remote Application Server (RAS). The latest version of the remote desktop software, version 15.5, adds new iOS and Android clients and support for Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Windows Server 2016.

Arkansas State University, Credo Bring Information Literacy Resources to High School Students

Arkansas State University is partnering with information skills solutions provider Credo to deliver information literacy resources to Arkansas students in grades 7 through 12.

Report: Schools Improve Broadband but Lag on Long-Term Goals

The broadband situation in K–12 has improved substantially in the last four years, with most systems reporting that their schools meet or exceed the short-term broadband target of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students set by the FCC. But the goal of 1 Gbps per 1,000 students is still distant for most.

Report: Charter Schools Saw Higher Ratio of Proficiency on State Tests

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has found in a new report that, in school districts where at least 30 percent of students were enrolled in charter schools, nearly all had a higher percentage of students who scored proficient on state tests than their counterparts in traditional public schools.

U Texas at Austin Taps Partner to Design Online Training for Secondary Counselors

The University of Texas at Austin has selected a private partner to design and deliver a competency-based online training course for secondary school counselors and advisors.

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