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.


Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of March 11, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

A Third of High Schoolers Tackle Dual Enrollment Classes

The importance of dual enrollment is two-fold, researchers Azim Shivji and Sandra Wilson of Abt Associates mentioned. First, it's "promoted as a means to help students prepare and demonstrate their readiness for the rigors of college coursework"; and second, if the courses are transferable, they can help students and their families reduce the cost of college.

New Hands-on Learning Systems Link Coding and Robotics

Pitsco Education is launching several solutions that tie together robotics and coding for K–12 education.

Data Collection Snags Costing Neediest VT Schools Fed Improvement Funds

A former deputy secretary in the Vermont Agency of Education has called into question how the state has decided to allocate $2.2 million in school improvement dollars.

Arizona School System Enhances Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

The district IT organization, serving 16,300 students in 20 schools, sought a way to continue growing its infrastructure while streamlining the IT experience and making operations transparent to users.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of March 4, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

U California System Finally Adds CS as Science Prereq Option for Freshmen

The University of California System has quietly begun accepting high school computer science credits as part of its curriculum prerequisites. CS will join engineering and applied science in the list of approved high school courses toward the university system's two-year college preparatory laboratory science stipulation.

Digital Guide Helps Set Up Multigenerational Social Justice Reading Groups

A new free digital guide from the National Education Policy Center and Teaching Tolerance provides a blueprint for how educators and families can start a multigenerational social justice reading group to counterbalance negative political rhetoric around immigrants, people of color and other historically disenfranchised groups.

California District Eyes Addition of Robotics Academy

Lodi Unified School District in California is planning to launch a robotics academy in time for the 2019-2020 school year.

AWS Launches Cloud Ambassador Program

Amazon Web Services is investing educators who use the cloud and distributed computing in their classrooms through promotional credits program.

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