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.

New InFocus JTouch Whiteboard Offers Simple Touch

InFocus has introduced a new member of its JTouch interactive touchscreen display family.

Arizona State Wins Grant To Develop Resources for Frankensteinian Questions

Arizona State University has received a continuation of a multi-million grant to help the public explore questions first posed in 1818 with the publication of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.

ED Grants $3.6 Million for Accessible Tech

The field of accessible technology has just received an infusion of funding.

Florida School Raises Thousands with Readathon

Readathons could replace jogathons as the new school appeal if an online fundraising platform gets its way.

Free Curriculum Teaches Middle Schoolers Appropriate Use of Digital Content

Free curriculum from a non-profit will help educate middle schoolers in the appropriate use of content online.

PowerSchool Partners with Rackspace for Hosted SIS

PowerSchool has selected Rackspace as the new cloud-service provider for its PowerSchool student information system hosted service.

SETDA and Common Sense Deliver E-rate Help

Two non-profits are teaming up to "help finish the job" of connecting every school and library in the country to high-speed Internet access.

NAEP Test Results Show Kids Backsliding in Math and Reading

National average NAEP scores for mathematics and reading were lower in 2015 than 2013 for eighth-grade students; 22 states saw declines in results. Yet scores were still higher than the first assessments in the early 1990s at both grades 4 and 8.

As Results Trickle In, State Ed Leaders Build Case for Sticking with PARCC

Now that results are being released for last spring's Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments, state education representatives face the challenge of explaining what the bad news means to their constituents. Some states may choose to stick with their own assessments, which show better results. In other places, leaders are holding tight and educating the public about why their states need to reboot their expectations for student learning.

Washington District Switches to Integrated Financial, Personnel Software

The West Valley School District in Yakima, WA, is the fourth district in the state to adopt the Infinite Visions software.