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.


Showing a Way with Words for Teacher Evals

Which term would be easier for a principal to use in a teacher evaluation: "unacceptable" or "improvement needed?" Which would you rather receive if you exceeded expectations: "distinguished" or "level 5?"

Robotic Sets Bring STEM to Classrooms

Two STEM education companies are working together to market robotic kits with components, curriculum and professional development.

Cryptojacking Targets Education

Malicious cryptomining or cryptojacking, as it's called, describes the theft of computer processing resources — electricity, cloud services and other digital assets — that are then exploited to do cryptocurrency mining without the owner's permission or knowledge.

High School Team Masters 3D Printing for Part in $2.2B Aircraft

A high school team in Missouri recently helped the U.S. Air Force create 3D-printed switch covers for a $2.2 billion aircraft. Students from Knob Noster High School, which serves families deployed and working at nearby Whiteman Air Force Base, designed the plastic cover for a switch box inside the B-2 Spirit bomber.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of February 25, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

SXSW EDU Featuring the Whimsical and Serious to Spark 'Creative Thinking' in K-12

There may be no better place to combine lofty education issues with a sense of fun and creativity than the SXSW EDU Conference & Festival, coming to Austin next month. Where else can you attend a variety show inspired by student writing projects, participate in a Moth StorySLAM, view a powerful documentary film screening, discuss teaching and learning strategies and debate policy, all in one event?

Grants Promote Making as Part of STEM

A multimillion-dollar state grant program has delivered grants to 765 schools throughout Pennsylvania, specifically intended to expand STEM education and teacher training.

ISTE Members Gain Access to Discovery Ed STEM Content

STEM Connect is a new Discovery Education product that provides STEM-oriented challenges for K-8 students to solve. Now, members of the International Society for Technology and Education (ISTE) will gain free access to the online service through July 31, 2019.

Rural Libraries Hosting Movable Makerspaces

The Nebraska Library Commission is using a $531,000 grant to purchase "mobile" maker labs and spread them into rural communities.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of February 19, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

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