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.


Washington District Adopts Adaptive Assessment Platform

Washington's Tacoma Public Schools has selected a new math and reading assessment system for students in grades K-10.

Norwich U Hosts High Schoolers for Summer Cyber Camp

A Vermont college will be hosting a group of third-year and fourth-year high schoolers to teach them the basics of cybersecurity.

Turnitin Launches Feedback Studio

A revamped version of Turnitin’s flagship product focuses on feedback over plagiarism.

ACT and Kaplan collaborate to Make Test Prep Live, Free

ACT, Inc., maker of the ACT test, and Kaplan Test Prep are partnering to create the only online ACT preparation program with live instruction from teachers. It will be free for qualified students.

Center for Responsive Schools Opens Registration for Summer PD Workshops

The Center for Responsive Schools has opened registration for its 2016 summer workshops.

PeopleAdmin To Integrate Sumtotal Learning Management Tools

PeopleAdmin has partnered with SumTotal Systems to integrate the latter's learning management tools with PeopleAdmin's talent management tools.

Research: High School Career Tech Ed Outcomes Prove Potent

According to a new research project that examined career and technical education (CTE) in Arkansas, students with a stronger focus on CTE were more likely to graduate from high school, more likely to enroll in a two-year college and more likely to be employed after high school and have a higher wage.

Windows 10 to Get Education Makeover

Microsoft will be introducing new education-useful features into Windows 10, including a quick device set-up app, an imaging and configuration tool, a utility to simplify Windows 10 devices for testing and enhancements to Windows Update.

Education Edition of Minecraft on Track for Summer Release

Microsoft is on track to deliver its Minecraft: Education Edition with an "early access" program that will let any teacher download the open world game.

Chromebooks Account for Half of K-12 Device Shipments

Shipments of Chrome OS-based devices to American K–12 schools increased more than 31 percent in the last year.

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