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.

Silicon Valley High School Introduces STEM Lab, Program

Contributions from the 49ers Foundation, Chevron and Silicon Valley Education Foundation have been used to building a high-tech STEM lab and program at Santa Clara High School.

NSF Funds Research to Evaluate Effectiveness of K-12 Computer Skills Initiatives

Researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Bradley University have received a $1.19 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effectiveness of K-12 efforts to encourage computing skills.

100 NYC Title I Schools to Adopt Coding Curriculum

At the Computer Science for All summit, the White House announced that Codesters would bring computer science curriculum to more than 5,000 students enrolled at 100 Title I schools in New York City.

Brian Lewis Steps Down as CEO of ISTE

Brian Lewis is no longer CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, the ed tech organization announced this week. No reason was given for his departure.

30 Middle Schools to Pilot OER Math Curricula

Open Up Resources is introducing mathematics curricula in 30 middle schools across five school districts this school year.

Otus Taps Authentica to Improve Data Flow

Otus is the latest learning management system maker to partner with Authentica Solutions, a company that provides tools for data authentication and management.

New AIR Report Offers Vision for Accomplishing STEM for All

An aspirational vision for STEM education is set out in a 73-page report just issued by the American Institutes of Research and written by one of the foremost national experts on the subject.

Newest NMC/CoSN Horizon K-12 Report Emphasizes Kids as Creators

Over the next year K-12 will be placing more emphasis on coding as a form of literacy and on students as creators. Schools that don't already have makerspaces will want to get them and online learning will start to look like something that's typical rather than out of the norm. Those are the "short-term" trends and technologies that surfaced in the 2016 K-12 Edition of the NMC/CoSN Horizon Report.

200-Plus Organizations Support CSforAll at White House Summit

The College Board, the National Science Foundation and CSNYC were a few of the organizations that announced new commitments at a summit celebrating President Obama’s Computer Science for All initiative.

KidPass Launches New Platform in NYC to Help Parents

KidPass, a New York-based website and activity booking service, has launched a new platform — the first subscription service featuring an extensive and comprehensive directory of kids’ classes in New York City, available now to parents in all five boroughs of the city. KidPass plans to expand to five additional cities soon, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

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