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.


Vernier Unveils Sensor Interface for Multiple Devices

Vernier has launched LabQuest Stream, a sensor interface with wireless and USB connectivity designed for use with multiple devices, including Chromebooks, PCs and mobile devices, in STEM classrooms.

Blended Learning Directory Adds Updateable Profiles

A curated collection of resources on K-12 blended learning has just added a LinkedIn-like profile feature that allows school leaders to share real-time information with their communities and others.

Schoology Integrates Skyward, Respondus

The Schoology learning management system now works together with the Skyward student information system (SIS) and Respondus LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor.

Lightspeed Launches New Web Filtering Rocket

An education technology company that provides network management tools for schools has updated its Web filtering appliance.

Pinellas County Schools Adds New Tech Magnet Program

Pinellas County Schools in Florida has established a new technology-oriented magnet program at Tyrone Middle School in St. Petersburg, FL.

MIT Unveils Multiple Initiatives To Improve Digital Learning from PreK to Continuing Ed

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will significantly expand its research programs looking into online and digital education from preK through residential higher ed and lifelong learning.

Stratasys Introduces Advanced Color Management Software

New software from Stratasys combines advanced color management with a direct design-to-3D print workflow.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Unveils New Videos for Curious World Service

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has debuted 58 new original videos for its Curious World interactive content service.

States Getting More Forthcoming about Student Proficiency Levels

With a few exceptions, the "honesty gap" is closing. That's the phrase that was used in a report issued last year by education non-profit Achieve to describe disparities that surfaced in the results of student proficiency as rated by the state tests for English language arts and math and the ones issued by the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

CAP Report Calls for Better, Fairer and Fewer Standardized Tests

As CAP notes in "Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act," the changes introduced by ESSA may have reduced "the level of angst regarding testing among teachers and parents," but they won't "necessarily lead to better outcomes for students."

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