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.


Technology Use Among Teachers Strong and Growing

The vast majority of teachers are using technology daily with their students, and most say their use of technology will increase even more next year, according to a new study involving 2,500 K–12 teachers.

New Service Connects Organizations That Serve Girls

With the help of the NEA Foundation, Girls Thinking Global has launched a new tool designed for organizations that work for the interests of girls and young women in the areas of education and health.

Online Tool Measures State, District Progress on Every Student Succeeds Act

A new online tool aims to make it easier for state and district leaders to set learning goals and measure progress under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Polymath Physicist, First Lady of Software Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Obama yesterday named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the security or national interest of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

Fifty States Project Calls for Personalized Learning Stories

Edsurge is calling on educators from all 50 states to submit stories on personalized learning programs, as part of the 2017 Fifty States Project.

Report: Many High School Graduates Want to Pursue STEM Careers but are Unprepared for STEM College Courses

While many 2016 high school graduates are interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors and careers, few of those students are well prepared to succeed in first-year college STEM courses. These findings emerge from the latest edition of ACT’s annual STEM report, “The Condition of STEM 2016,” which was released Thursday.

Canvas Adds Mobile App to Improve Parent Engagement

Instructure has launched a new mobile app for its Canvas learning management system, the Canvas Parent app, designed to give parents or guardians a new tool to more easily monitor their students' progress.

Skyward Launches Education Management System

Skyward, a company that offers a student information system and enterprise resource planning platform for schools, has launched Qmlativ, a combined SIS and ERP that the company has described as an education management system.

Britannica Launches Content Packs for K-12 Social Studies

Britannica has debuted LaunchPacks: Social Studies, a collection of content packs designed to cover the entire K-12 social studies curriculum.

Des Moines Public Schools Install 2,100 Epson Interactive Projectors

Des Moines Public Schools in Iowa have installed more than 2,100 Epson BrightLink 595Wi interactive projectors across its 65 schools over the past year.

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