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.


How to Promote Parent-Teacher Engagement

A new study finds the lack of information sharing between parents and teachers can serve as a barrier to student success.

Carnegie Mellon Releases Learning Tools for K-12 and Higher Ed

Carnegie Mellon University has moved forward in its efforts to release education tools into the world. Last week, the institution officially introduced OpenSimon, a community and collection of tools dedicated to "[catalyzing] a revolution in learning and teaching" for higher education and K-12.

Tracking Student Behaviors Interactively

A new study finds using an interactive display to track student behaviors can support behavior management strategies.

Wyoming Adding CS to State Learning Standards

Wyoming is adding computer science to its state K-12 learning standards after agreeing to reduce the amount of the instructional burden for them placed on elementary teachers.

Space and Science Center Delivers Weekly Science Ed to Middle Schoolers

Every Tuesday, the entire middle school student body heads to Chabot, where the sixth, seventh and eighth graders work with their own teachers and Chabot staff to learn about science topics using the center's own exhibits and expertise.

Microsoft Grant Covers CS Training for Miami-Dade Teachers

This train-the-trainer program is intended to develop capacity for teachers to deliver CS and technology-enabled lessons in their classrooms while also making CS education more inclusive and boosting the number and diversity of CS-savvy teachers.

Learning & Leadership Grants Emphasize PD for STEM Ed

The NEA Foundation's Learning & Leadership Grants offer $2,000 and $5,000 awards to support professional development for educators, with preference given to project proposals that incorporate STEM education and/or global competence.

Indiana Sets New Rules for Virtual Schools

Indiana is trying to get its virtual schools under control. The abysmal track record of a couple of virtual school operators in the state have called into question the Indiana State Board of Education's oversight of virtual schools, so lawmakers acted.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of May 13, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Report: Girls Outpace Boys in Technology Literacy

A new report from the National Center for Educational Statistics digs into the trends in technology and engineering literacy for eighth graders over a four-year period.

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