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.


Ed Tech Investor that Owns Edgenuity Also Buys Up Compass Learning

An investment company focused on digital and software-as-a-service education solutions has expanded its reach into online and blended learning environments.

Salt Lake City Schools Revamps Employee Safety Learning Approach

A Utah school district with close to 25,000 students has gone public with its decision to implement a web-based learning management system specifically for maintaining a training library for its employees.

White House Launches $9 Million Grant Contest to Reduce Assessment Burden

The Enhanced Assessment Instruments Grant program is the next step in the president’s action plan to improve the quality of academic assessments.

Summer Program Intros Teens to Software Behind Pokémon Go

A summer-time enrichment experience for high schoolers at Penn State has taken on a heightened level of excitement with the use of the same development toolset behind the global phenom Pokémon Go.

Defense Department Taps Partner for Overseas Teacher PD

The United States Department of Defense has chosen a partner for a possible five-year contract to provide professional development to teachers at its elementary schools on military installations in foreign countries.

itslearning and Gooru Partner to Offer 35 Full-Year Courses

Learning management system developer itslearning is partnering with Gooru, a nonprofit content provider, to offer 35 curriculum courses, backed with assessments, for grades 6-12 in core subject areas such as science, math, English language arts and social studies.

Omaha Public Schools to Open Nebraska's First Virtual School This Month

Omaha Public Schools are gearing up to open Nebraska’s first virtual school for K–8 students this month.

Verizon Innovative Learning App Challenge Now Accepting Entries

The Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge is now accepting entries for the fifth annual competition.

Pearson Offers Writer as Microsoft Word Add-in

A free writing app from Pearson now plugs into Microsoft Word to make its feature set available to students as they're working on assignments.

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