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.


P-TECH 9-14 Schools to Blossom to 80 by Fall

Six years after the launch of the first Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) school in Brooklyn, yet another cohort of students is graduating — each walking away with a high school diploma, an associate's degree in a STEM field and related work experience. Graduates have already joined IBM, working as front-end web developers, organizational developers, coders and analysts. Many are also continuing college in pursuit of bachelor's degrees.

Coding, Cybersecurity, Game Development Bootcamps Come to Miami Students

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, CareerSource South Florida and TechLaunch @FVI teamed up to bring coding bootcamps to the next-generation workforce in Miami this summer.

New Tool from Carnegie Mellon Simplifies Design of Robots

A small team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have come up with a tool that allows newbies and experts to design customized robots that can use 3D-printed parts and off-the-shelf actuators.

New Department of Ed IDEA Site Live and Generating Heat

Feedback is trickling in on the U.S. Department of Education's new website dedicated to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Since February, the site has been undergoing a redesign, based at least in part on comments from 130 people who provided feedback during the design process. The new site went live June 1.

NY Tech Firm Seeks Innovative School District, College, University for $5,000 Grant

Annese & Associates, a New York-based tech solutions integrator, is awarding a $5,000 grant to an innovative school district, college or university using technology to empower students.

Data: Education Isn't Free Everywhere

Families in many countries outside the U.S. lack ready access to public education and struggle to come up with the fees for their children's education, so the kids may not go to school.

Adults Regret Their College Education Decisions

Most adults would change at least one big decision related to their college education if they could, related to their major, what institution they attended or what type of degree they pursued. The findings came from a recent survey conducted by Gallup and Strada Education Network.

Acer Offers Full Classroom Set of TravelMate Laptops

Acer is giving away a classroom set of TravelMate B117 Windows 10 laptops valued at $8,100. The deadline for teachers to apply is a little more than two weeks away.

Facebook’s Developer Circles Draws Social and Online Learning Community Worldwide

Facebook last week at its F8 developer conference unveiled a program that aims to connect developers around the world and foster collaboration in computer science.

Apple Swift Draws Support from Robotics, Drone Makers

Lego Education said it would be pairing Mindstorms Education EV3 with the Swift Playgrounds learning platform to allow students to program their Lego Mindstorms robots and other creations with motors and sensors.

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