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.

Illinois District Turns to Data Warehousing To Ease Data Management

Bremen Community High School District 228 has tapped a private partner to provide improved data management, analytics and reports in an effort to allow administrators to focus on student success rather than data collection.

Edco Debuts New Fundraising Tools for Teachers, Students

Edco, provider of an online fundraising platform for school clubs and teams, has launched a new suite of tools for teachers and students.

2015 National Speak Up Survey Opens

Education nonprofit Project Tomorrow has kicked off Speak Up 2015, the latest in the organization's series of annual surveys focused on technology-enhanced teaching, learning and administration.

Brown Wins $1.5 Million To Improve K-12 Math and Game Development Curriculum

Brown University has landed a $1.5-million three-year grant to improve a curriculum designed to help students in middle and high school learn algebra concepts by creating video games.

High Schools Deliver Monthly Social Education via Mobile Devices

Two high schools in New Jersey are the first to test out an online service to help students navigate problems such as bullying, sexual assault and health and wellness.

Newtown Public Schools Adds Visitor Management Software

The school system that suffered the worst school shooting ever in an elementary school is continuing to bolster its safety and security

Researchers Get Big Grant To Study School Vouchers and More

A three-year, million-dollar research project in Indiana will examine the impact of that state's decision to fund public, private and charter educational options for its K-12 students

iNACOL To Host Free Blended Learning Webinar

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning is offering a free webinar about implementing blended learning.

Tech Trends: The Robots Are Coming

Gartner has released its top 10 strategic predictions for 2016 and the near future. This year's list highlights "smart" technologies, such as artificial intelligence, and the relationships of humans to machines.

Report: Teacher-Controlled Video Observations Improve Teacher Assessment Process

Teachers who participated in a year-long study comparing video-recorded and in-person classroom observations found the video observation process fairer and more useful overall than in-person observations, according to a new report from the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University.