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.


Institute of Play Offers Free PD for Math Teachers in Grades 6-12

Participants will learn how to use game-design principles and tie games into their lessons. Teachers have until September 21 to get their applications in.

Minecraft EDU to Make iPad Debut

Minecraft: Education Edition is coming to the iPad platform in September.

What We Can Learn from New Orleans' Post-Katrina School Reforms

Reforms put in place in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005 turned out to have many positive impacts, according to a new report published by the Education Research Alliance. The move to state-controlled charters boosted student achievement, high school graduation rates, college entry numbers, the college persistence rate and the college graduation rate.

Feds to Pump $1.2 Billion into CTE Next Year

After six years of kicking around the official language for an updated Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education bill, Congress and the president have voted and signed the act into law. The Perkins Act, H.R. 2353 (115), which has been considered for reauthorization since 2012, commits between $1.2 billion and $1.3 billion for the program over the next six years.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Aug. 20, 2018)

Only 11 days left to enter Acer's STEAM Lab Makeover contest!

Education Attainment Genes Identified, but Power to Predict Outcomes Minimal

An enormous study has identified 1,271 genetic variants associated with education attainment among people with European ancestry. However, the international group of scientists that undertook the project warns that any kind of predictive power for education outcome suggested by the variants is minimal.

K–2 Digital Learning Collection App Launching in Fall

Excelligence Learning Corp., a K–12 technology provider, is almost ready to launch its first digital product. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is expected in time for back-to-school activities in elementary schools.

Girls with Impact Taking Apps for Next Round of Online Mini-MBA Courses

A nonprofit to help girls learn how to launch businesses, nonprofits and community projects that "impact" their world is taking applications for its online 2018-2019 program. The latest success story is a website developed by a 16-year-old to help kids understand deportation in case their families are at risk.

Texas Report Tackles Dual-Credit Outcomes

A recent draft report on dual credit participation by Texas students confirmed that those who took such courses had better college outcomes than high school graduates who didn't; that they completed their college degrees faster; and that although progress is being made, a participation "disparity" still exists for "less advantaged groups."

STEM Ed for Girls Gets International Boost

This week, 100 girls from numerous countries, including the United States, have gathered in Tbilisi, Georgia (the country, not the state) to participate in daily STEAM activities as well as cross-cultural and leadership activities.

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