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.

Developing Methods to Narrow the Achievement Gap

A new study from the Learning Policy Institute provides insights into how seven “positive outlier” school districts in California were able to close the opportunity gap.

Teens Hit Social Media for News

While teens consider it important to follow current events, they prefer to get their news from social media rather than from news organizations.

Dynabook Ultrathin Laptop Sports 8th Gen Core Processor with vPro, 17-Hour Battery Life

Dynabook has introduced Tecra X50, an ultrathin laptop that offers up to 32 GB RAM and WiFI 6 capability.

Arkansas Brings VR to Concussion Education

The Arkansas Department of Education is rolling out an interactive experience to teach middle and high school students about concussions using virtual reality.

Science Centers and Museums STEM Initiative Expands

ED is funding an effort to widen the scope of a national initiative aimed at providing STEM resources and training for museums and science centers.

Teaching Strategies Acquires Parent Engagement Platform

Teaching Strategies is entering the parent-teacher communication space through an agreement to acquire ReadyRosie.

Group Calls on FCC to Lift 'Significant Funding Limitations' in E-rate Program

CoSN wants the FCC to revamp its funding program for school internet access and network infrastructure projects to address cybersecurity needs.

Voyager Passport Improves Teaching and Administration Tools

The latest release of Voyager Passport from Voyager Sopris provides for more time on task in reading. The program is intended for students who need extra help outside of the core instruction to work on phonic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

Teachers Pushing Harder on Algebra and Functions

Of five major content areas covered in math classes — numbers and operations, measurement, geometry, data and statistics, and algebra and functions — teachers are putting a bigger emphasis particularly on algebra and functions in math class beyond what they were doing a dozen years earlier. And in science, students are discussing the kinds of problems engineers solve more frequently.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of September 2, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

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