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.


5 Finalists Announced in $225,000 Reach Higher Career App Challenge

The U.S. Department of Education’s CTE-focused challenge awarded $25,000 to five finalists who continue to compete for the $100,000 grand prize.

700 SoCal High School Students Competing in Nation's Largest Solar-Powered Boat Competition

About 700 students from 38 Southern California high school teams are expected to compete in the 14th annual Solar Cup, the nation’s largest solar-powered boat competition, May 13-15. The event is the culmination of a year-long education program sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

52 New York Schools Get Funding in Program to Boost Technology

New York state is beefing up funding and support for classroom technology, high-tech security and connectivity in its public schools. On Wednesday, the first 52 school projects were approved, with $45 million from the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act that was approved by voters.

RIT's SMASH Experience for Girls Wins STEM Award

A summer STEM program at the Rochester Institute of Technology for girls in middle school is winning some recognition from a local organization.

Gale Unveils American Fiction Archive Addition to Primary Sources Collection

Gale has added a new archive, American Fiction, 1774-1920, to its Primary Sources program.

5 Ways Teachers Are Opening Up the World to Special Education Through Technology

Teachers who work with special needs students are finding that technology can not only broaden their students' experiences but engage them in learning, help them retain information, improve their socialization and boost their self-esteem.

PowerSchool Acquires Tienet Special Ed Case Management Solution

Ed tech provider PowerSchool has acquired Tienet from Maximus. Tienet is a web-based case management system for special education.

Dremel 3D Printer Adds Mobile Printing from iOS and Android Devices

Dremel has rolled out two new mobile apps for its latest 3D printer that allow users to print 3D models and monitor printers remotely. The company will also launch a program to give free 3D printers to education "ambassadors."

Blended Learning Program Helps English Language Learners Rise to Grade-Level Reading Proficiency

A pilot program for second-grade classes at an elementary school with a predominantly ELL student population saw promising results using Lexia Reading Core5.

Interactive Whiteboards Facing Steep Decline Globally

Global sales of interactive whiteboards are facing a steep decline in the next decade, according to a new market report published by Future Market Insights, a U.K.-based research firm.

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