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.

Survey: More Teacher Training Needed for Ed Tech Tools

While the majority of teachers think technology is a priority to boost student engagement, a recent survey finds that teachers lack training or learning materials needed to implement technology solutions effectively in their classrooms.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of October 14, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Girls Who Game Program Provides Access to STEM Opportunities

Microsoft and Dell Technologies are working together to encourage girls to become interested in STEM through an after-school pilot program.

UC Irvine Project to Test Embedded Conversations in Kid Vids

An upcoming children's show co-created by a University of California, Irvine physics professor will serve as a testbed to see how interactive videos could boost children's understanding of science.

Grants Will Fund K–12 CTE Programs in California

California school districts have until Nov. 15, 2019 to apply for a matching fund grant from the state for K–12 programs that will help students learn how to make the transition from school to college or employment.

Hand2mind Matching VersaTiles Classroom Kit Donations

Hand2mind is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its VersaTiles product by matching contributions through DonorsChoose.org for kits that teachers request.

Casio Donates Keyboards and Pianos for Youth-Focused Recording Studio

The musical instrument provider is gifting more than 10 keyboards and digital pianos to the latest Notes for Notes recording studio.

U.S. Census Bureau Releases K–12 Lessons on Data

The United States Census Bureau has released free resources for K-12 classrooms. Materials include teacher and student content.

Amazon's Bezos Promotes Inventor Mindset to Nashville Students

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos showed up at a middle school in Nashville to kick off the area's "Amazon Future Engineer" program. This partnership will bring computer science courses and robotics to schools in Metro Nashville Public Schools, as well as other Tennessee districts.

National Children's Museum to Reopen in November

The hybrid children’s museum and science center is getting support from Microsoft and Amazon to fund exhibitions targeted at children ages 12 and under.

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