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.

Bodycams Beginning To Percolate in Schools

Two school districts are adopting the use of body cameras this fall to record interactions.

Digital Assessment Tool Predicts Students' Potential to Thrive in College

Software provider vibeffect has launched vibePrimer, an online questionnaire that analyzes data in four categories — academic, social, life and family and money — to make recommendations for "ideal campus features."

Lehigh U Students Developing Geometry App for Preschoolers

Students at Lehigh University are working on a mobile app designed to help preschool children understand geometry concepts.

Non-Profit Venture Fund Seeks Science Ed Start-Ups

A venture capital nonprofit has launched an education technology accelerator intended to support entrepreneurs taking on specific challenges.

Digital Signage Vendor To Offer Schools Help With Implementation

A digital signage company is now offering educational institutions help in implementing, managing and running their digital signs.

Report: Teacher Development Efforts Not Improving Instruction

The 50 largest school districts in the United States spend an average of $18,000 per teacher, per year on professional development, but only 30 percent of teachers demonstrated a substantial improvement in instruction over a two- to three-year period, according to a new report from TNTP, a national nonprofit organization founded by teachers.

Tablet Shipments Drop 7 Percent in Second Quarter of 2015 with Apple Posting Largest Decline

Tablet vendors shipped 44.7 million units in the second quarter of 2015, a 7 percent drop compared to the same period last year when the segment notched 48 million devices sold and a 3.9 percent decline compared to the fist quarter of this year, according to a new report from International Data Corp.

Judson ISD Deploys Flash Storage Arrays for VDI

Judson Independent School District in Bexar County, TX has implemented a flash storage array to reduce login times for its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment.

Discovery Education Offers Services to Bolster STEM Learning and Leadership

The three new offerings address professional development, coaching and STEM curriculum development.

Skyward, Certica Partner on K-12 Assessment Tools

Certica’s 80,000-plus item bank of assessment tools will now be available via Skyward’s existing student management system.