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.


Turnitin Launches Service Designed to Improve Student Writing

Turnitin, best known in education circles for its technology designed to detect plagiarism in students' papers, has launched a new tool that aims to improve those students' papers during the writing process.

Acer Intros Notebook for Education

Acer has launched a new notebook, the TravelMate B117, that company officials say is its first product designed specifically with students in mind.

Competition Seeks Top Young Scientist

The annual quest for America's best young scientists is underway. Discovery Education and 3M have opened the latest competition, a multi-stage event intended to identify the "top" young scientist.

Promethean Launches New Display Boards With Learning Software

Promethean has introduced a new line of interactive displays that come with a software package that allows teachers to use learning materials without the need to connect to a computer.

Netgear Adds Controller Management for WAC730, WAC720 Access Points

Netgear has enhanced its new ProSAFE WAC730 and WAC720 802.11ac wireless access points to support controller management through the ProSAFE WC7600 and WC9500 controllers.

Smart Unveils New Line of Display Boards for Educators

Smart Technologies has introduced a new line of three interactive display boards designed specifically for the education market, bundling them with a software package called the Smart Learning Suite.

HP Launches New Chromebook for Education

HP has introduced a new Chromebook designed specifically for education, the Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition.

Infinite Campus Adds IMS Global Certification

Infinite Campus has added IMS Global Certification to its learning management system (LMS) options.

New Center Seeks Out Best Practices for Getting Women of Color into STEM

To address the challenge of getting girls and women of color, specifically, interested in science, technology, engineering and math will be the focus of a new center at Arizona State University.

Alaska School Deploys Passive Optical LAN

Grace Christian School, a K-12 school in Anchorage, AK, has upgraded to a passive optical local area network (LAN) to provide increased bandwidth and reliable connectivity for the school's 60 teachers and 600 students.

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