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.

Texas Charter System Outsources Data Work to Certica

A Texas school system is handing off the work of data management to a software-as-a-service provider.

New York City Gets Ed Tech Festival

New York City is getting its own education innovation conference.

Video Messaging Company Vidku Changes Name to Flipgrid

Vidku, the Minneapolis-based mobile video messaging company that serves educators and businesses, has renamed itself Flipgrid in recognition of its flagship platform.

U.S. Sets High School Graduation Rate Record

The United States has set a new record for high school graduation rates and the White House points to the ConnectED and CSforAll initiatives as some of the key signs of progress.

Triumph Learning Adds Customized Assessments, New Media Resources to Coach Digital

Triumph Learning has introduced an enhanced version of its Coach Digital teacher toolbox, a collection of instructional materials that teachers can use in the K-12 classroom.

Afinia debuts Project-Based 3D Printing Kits for STEM Ed

Afinia 3D now has a line of 10 3D printing kits designed to enhance science, technology, engineering and math in K-12 learning.

ProQuest Unveils New Online Library Catalog Enrichment Service

ProQuest, in partnership with LibraryThing, has launched Syndetics Unbound, a new online service designed to provide libraries and their patrons with dynamic information and interactive, guided discovery through the online catalog.

GrowingVoters.org Offers Free Curricula on Voting and U.S. Electoral System

A website geared toward educating elementary, middle, high school and college students about voting and the United States electoral system aims to transform young people into tomorrow’s voters, using technology and fun lessons and exercises.

Delaware Pledges to Sign Up 2,000 STEM Mentors

Delaware's Department of Health and Social Services formed a team for Million Women Mentors and set a goal of 2,000 STEM mentors pledged by 2019.

Santa Clara USD Deploys Cloud-Based Communications Tool

Santa Clara Unified School District in California has implemented a cloud-based communications system to help administrators, faculty and staff communicate and collaborate with each other.

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