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.


To Parents, 'STEM Careers' Doesn't Mean Teaching; It Means Engineering

A new survey by Harris Poll of 644 parents of children under 18 living in the household found that only 9 percent said they would encourage their kids to become teachers of science, technology, engineering or math.

Coalition Brings Online Career and Technical Ed to Wisconsin

Fox Valley Technical College, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139, the McFarland School District and K12 have partnered to launch Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin, an online high school focused on career and technical education, the state's first such school.

Ohio State U Unveils K-12 Digital Content Partnership Program

Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology's SpotOn, a free database evaluating K-12 digital content, has launched a new partnership in an effort to improve digital curricula.

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Deploys Private Optical Network

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in Texas is upgrading to a 100 gigabit private optical network to support a bring-your-own-technology policy and improve access to Web-based educational resources.

School Specialty Debuts Blended Reading Intervention Program

School Specialty has launched iSPIRE, an interactive reading intervention program for students in grades preK-8.

OECD: Teacher Professionalism Needs Improvement Worldwide

There are no hard and fast rules for figuring out what makes for a quality teaching force, which is a problem especially for those schools that could most benefit from them. That's the overall finding of a new international study put out by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development that examines "teacher professionalism."

Texas A&M Student Competition Tackles Issues in K-12 STEM Ed

Texas A&M University recently held Aggies Invent, a two-day initiative set to go nation-wide that, this year, asked students to come up with solutions to challenges in K-12 STEM education.

Mobile Archdiocese Adopts New SIS for 13 Schools for Affordability Improved Integration

The Archdiocese of Mobile, AL has selected a new student information system for 13 elementary schools.

Latest DC Snafu Exposes Student Data on Dropbox

About 12,000 students who possess individualized education programs (IEPs) had personal information posted to a public Dropbox site attending schools in Washington, D.C.

Landmark Outreach Debuts New PD Courses for Language-Based Learning Disabilities

Landmark School's Outreach Program has launched a new series of professional development courses for teachers of students with language-based learning disabilities.

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