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.


Virginia Schools Add Threat Alert System

A Virginia school system has implemented a real-time threat alert system that immediately connects staff in the school building to each other and the nearest law enforcement personnel.

Idaho School District Issues Laptops to High School Students

An Idaho school district is handing out nearly 2,000 laptops this week to high school students as part of the first phase of a three-year personalized learning initiative.

PresenceLearning Launches New Fall Webinar Series

PresenceLearning, a provider of telemedicine and tele-health services in education and healthcare, is launching a free, three-part webinar series for special education leaders this fall. The series, “Results Matter — Closing the Achievement Gap,” will kick off Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.

LearnLaunch Breakthrough Program Accepting Applications

The LearnLaunch Accelerator for ed-tech startup companies is now accepting applications for its second Breakthrough Program.

Waterford Updates Early Learning, Launches SmartStart Curriculum

The Waterford Institute has released its Waterford Early Learning math and science curriculum and Waterford SmartStart curriculum on the iPad.

Vincennes U Adds Tool to Connect Secondary Students to STEM opportunities

Vincennes University has adopted a new platform designed to connect students with opportunities in STEM careers and education.

White House Tips Hat to Philly School Collaborative STEM Efforts

A Philadelphia high school with a focus on agricultural sciences has just been recognized alongside two benefactors for undertaking an innovative approach to STEM.

Stanford Hosts AI Camp for High School Girls

A summer program at Stanford University introduced high school girls to artificial intelligence.

New Classrooms' Interactive Math Expands to 10 States

New Classrooms, a nonprofit geared toward personalizing education in schools, is expanding its “Teach to One: Math” model to 13,000 students at 40 schools in 10 states and the District of Columbia this fall.

Vermont Schools Have More Computers Than Kids

The number of laptops, tablets and other electronic devices now outnumber the number of K–12 students in Vermont, according to a new Agency of Education technology survey.

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