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.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Debuts Learning Content Service

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched a subscription-based content service, dubbed Curious World, designed to address key areas of early learning.

Amgen Beefs up Biotech STEM Program with $4 Million

The Amgen Foundation is expanding its Amgen Biotech Experience program with additional funding of more than $4 million in an effort to expand the science program to an additional 1,000 teachers and 150,000 students in the United States and elsewhere.

Ohio Schools Go Big with Blended Learning

A majority of schools in Ohio are using some form of blended learning, primarily in high schools or schools that house grades K-12, according to a new report.

Rural Oklahoma High School Students Get College Access via Distance Learning

High school students in rural Oklahoma schools can now earn college credits prior to graduation without commuting long distances or being limited to online-only courses.

Mississippi District To Use Virtual Learning To Alleviate Teacher Shortage

Greenville Public School District will use eight teachers from Proximity Learning to teach live video courses.

Tableau Fellowships Aim To Improve Student Outcomes with Data

Fifteen organizations have been selected the Tableau Foundation to participate in a fellowship program designed to improve data use in uncovering achievement gaps and improving student outcomes.

U.S. Government Commits to Expansion of OER in K-12

A month after naming its first open educational resources advisor, the U.S. Department of Education has affirmed that over the next year it intends to show American K-12 schools how to make the transition to openly licensed education materials and expand the use and availability of OER around the world.

MobyMax Debuts Early Reading Curriculum for Tablets

MobyMax has released a new subject, Early Reading Trio, in its Touch Curriculum series for tablets.

2 Vermont Middle Schools Go 1-to-1

Edmunds Middle School and Hunt Middle School in Burlington, VT, have implemented 1-to-1 initiatives to provide every student with mobile tablets and high speed data plans so they can access online learning resources at any time from anywhere.

Robotics Competition for Elementary Students Opens

Wonder Workshop is launching a new robotics competition for students aged 6 to 11.