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.


African American Boys Get STEM Infusion in Kentucky

A $3 million grant from a foundation in North Carolina will be dedicated to programs intended to improve the quality of life for men and boys of color in the state of Kentucky.

Lifeliqe, HTC Vive Partner on VR for Education

A company that sells an app allowing students to explore biological creatures, botanical compositions, machinery, environments and other entities has signed on with a virtual reality company to make those same interactive models available to its users.

First Sponsored Charter School in Kansas City Receives $1.6 Million

Kansas City Public Schools’ first sponsored charter school has received $1.6 million from two local philanthropic groups.

Blackbaud Adds LTI Compliance for onCampus

Blackbaud's onCampus learning management system is now compliant with Learning Tools Interoperability, providing schools with standardized information sharing between onCampus and Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook, as well as other education technology tools.

Report Profiles School System/Vendor Partnership for Developing Relevant Ed Tech

Buy versus build is no longer the primary decision school systems have to make in meeting their needs for learning software. A new case study suggests a third alternative: true partnering.

Arizona Board of Ed to Pilot English Language Learning Software

The Arizona Department of Education, in cooperation with the Arizona State Board of Education, has launched a two-year pilot program of a technology-based language development and literacy intervention program for English language learners in kindergarten through grade 6.

New Mexico ED Selects Formative Assessment Provider for Grades K-3

The New Mexico Public Education Department has selected a partner to provide formative assessments in reading for students in grades K-3.

The Art of Procurement: Balancing Price and Performance

The learning environment is changing in our schools, and technology is playing a big role. How schools are acquiring their resources can be as affecting as the changes in instructional practices used by teachers.

MIT Hosts Camera Engineering Workshop for High School Girls

On Saturday, June 4, the MIT Lincoln Laboratory held a one-day, hands-on workshop for 40 high school girls to teach them introductory camera physics and technology.

Internet Access Advocates Release Action Plan Pushing for Gigabit Speeds at Schools

A new action plan from the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition provides recommendations for policymakers to design a broadband strategy that promotes education, health care and community enrichment.

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