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.


How to Build 'Inclusive, Safe, Engaging' Schools

A nonprofit that focuses on improving the climate for learning has released two reports intended to help school leaders understand how to create "safe, engaging school communities."

Teacher Confidence in Ed Tech on the Rise, But Not Feelings About the Profession

Teacher confidence in the use of technology is rising incrementally. Some 99 percent of teachers and school leaders in a recent survey reported that they're using digital technology in their classrooms. And nearly as many (96 percent) said they've seen benefits from its use.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Jan. 21, 2019)

New grants added: Library of Congress Literacy Awards and the Discovery Education/USC Stronger Than Hate Challenge.

New Program Processes Donations for Teacher Needs

A new platform has launched to help teachers fund supplies, field trips, books and other expenses in the classroom.

ACT Acquires K–12 Digital Content Provider Knovation

Knovation, a curator of K-12 open educational resources, has been acquired by ACT. Through the acquisition, ACT will gain access to the company's many digital resources for K-12 schools and districts.

New Process Drastically Cuts 3D Printing Times

A new 3D printing technique developed by University of Michigan researchers is producing results in one-one hundredth the time of conventional printers.

District Pursues Bond Money to Put Makerspaces in Every School

A Michigan district is hoping voters will agree to a $39 million bond to cover capital needs, security and the addition of makerspaces to every school.

3 Creativity Nonprofits Join Forces

Three Southern California nonprofits with a global reach in STEAM and maker creativity have merged. LA Makerspace and Imagination.org have joined forces with Two Bit Circus Foundation. All are focused on helping students gain access to science, technology, engineering, art and math in creative ways.

Creating a More Diverse Teacher Workforce

A new report outlines how the teacher workforce can become more diverse to adapt to changing demographics across the United States.

Math Test Troubles Teachers in North Carolina

If you're facing a teacher shortage for math and a sizable number of potential candidates are failing a math test designed to check their expertise, what do you drop — the teachers or the test?

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