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.


Space and Science Center Delivers Weekly Science Ed to Middle Schoolers

Every Tuesday, the entire middle school student body heads to Chabot, where the sixth, seventh and eighth graders work with their own teachers and Chabot staff to learn about science topics using the center's own exhibits and expertise.

Microsoft Grant Covers CS Training for Miami-Dade Teachers

This train-the-trainer program is intended to develop capacity for teachers to deliver CS and technology-enabled lessons in their classrooms while also making CS education more inclusive and boosting the number and diversity of CS-savvy teachers.

Learning & Leadership Grants Emphasize PD for STEM Ed

The NEA Foundation's Learning & Leadership Grants offer $2,000 and $5,000 awards to support professional development for educators, with preference given to project proposals that incorporate STEM education and/or global competence.

Indiana Sets New Rules for Virtual Schools

Indiana is trying to get its virtual schools under control. The abysmal track record of a couple of virtual school operators in the state have called into question the Indiana State Board of Education's oversight of virtual schools, so lawmakers acted.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of May 13, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Report: Girls Outpace Boys in Technology Literacy

A new report from the National Center for Educational Statistics digs into the trends in technology and engineering literacy for eighth graders over a four-year period.

Advocacy Groups Urge FCC to Save Educational Broadband Service

The SHLB Coalition and CoSN are leading the pack of advocacy groups who are urging the FCC to retain the Educational Broadband Service is dedicated to serving educational institutions.

How Teachers Use Technology in the Classroom

Nearly all teachers — 95 percent — are using technology in the classroom nowadays. Elementary and middle school grades dominate when it comes to tech usage. What are the most popular tools?

Personalized Learning in a Kit

The Personalized Learning Toolkit from Education Elements provides a system by which schools and districts can pursue a do-it-yourself approach for planning, designing and launching a personalized learning initiative.

Without Right Culture, Investments in Ed Data Systems 'No Use'

Even as they face a "tidal wave of demand" for a growing roster of data, the people running state data systems need to spend more time helping constituents create an "information culture" in education.

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