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.


IES Funds Rural Education, Secondary Writing Research

The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences is investing $25 million to create three national research centers focused on rural education and secondary writing.

GitHub Classroom Adds Multi-Class Support

An online open source program originally designed to help software developers collaborate but then modified to help teachers manage computer science-oriented workflows in their classrooms has added a function intended to simplify its use across the school.

Students Encouraged to Share Video Math Pitches

Students who appreciate math have almost a month to create an "elevator speech" video telling others why math is important and relevant. One winner will have his or her one- or two-minute movie shown during an upcoming math conference and win $1,000.

IES Announces Funding for Ed Tech Companies

The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences is looking to fund innovative technology solutions that can aid student learning, teaching, special education and school administrators.

Microsoft, VictoryVR Release Free STEM VR Curriculum

Microsoft and VictoryVR have made a library of virtual-reality-based science content available free to schools that are using headsets running Microsoft Windows Mixed Reality.

Dell Intros 75-Inch Interactive Touch Monitor

The monitor supports 20-point multi-touch, to allow multiple people to interact with the screen at the same time. Similar to Microsoft's Surface Hub, content on the display can be manipulated with fingers or palms.

BenQ Releases 4K Flat Panels and Laser Projectors for Education

Audio-visual company BenQ has added a new line of ultra-high-definition displays and projectors suitable for education environments.

Lower Rates of Cyberbullying in Schools Where Phones are Allowed

A recent "data point" from the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics stated that schools where cellphone use was allowed reported less cyberbullying than schools where the devices were prohibited.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of February 4, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

House Democrats Introduce $100B School Infrastructure Bill

The Rebuild America's Schools Act is an effort to address physical and digital infrastructure needs in schools across the country.

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