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.


Teacher Survey: Career Changers Bring Fresh Perspectives to the Profession but Struggle with Classroom Management

A solid third of teachers (34 percent) changed careers to get into the education field. A third of those (36 percent) came from business and management jobs. Among the career changers, 36 percent said they'd always wanted to be a teacher; another 31 percent said they sought a change of pace; and 23 percent said teaching offered a more flexible schedule.

Transforming Learning Spaces With (or Without) Technology: 7 Questions With Robert Dillon

Robert Dillon is a an expert in K–12 learning spaces, and loves to explore the intersections of technology and learning space design.

FAFSA Tax Info Transfer Tool Down Until October

A tool that makes it easier for students to apply for federal financial aid won't be back up until Oct. 1, 2017. However, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA itself is still up and running.

CTE Reauthorization Draws Congressional Attention

Even as Congress faces the challenge of funding the federal government for a few more months, some legislators have also turned their attention to a revamp of the law covering career and technical education.

Blackboard Learn Gains Accessibility, Mobile Features

Blackboard today announced a variety of updates to Blackboard Learn, the company's flagship learning management system.

3 Reasons to Think Twice Before Implementing a Required BYOD Program

Schools that implement BYOD programs will choose one or both of two approaches: required BYOD and supplemental BYOD. While supplemental BYOD is a common-sense way to broaden students' and teachers' classroom resources, required BYOD is a problematic choice that will challenge a school district's staff and the community as a whole.

Boxlight Debuts Interactive Projectors for Classrooms, Expands ProColor IFP Line

Boxlight Monday launched two new projector lines that are designed to create collaborative areas of the classroom. The company also expanded its ProColor Series 1 line of interactive flat panel (IFP) displays.

Competition Draws 8,000 Students Worldwide to Present STEAM Projects

Students from around the world will participate in Destination Imagination's 17th annual Global Finals competition in Knoxville, TN, May 24-27, showcasing their innovative solutions in a tournament format.

Grant Spotlight: $25,000 E² Energy to Educate Program

Constellation Energy provides multiple grants of $25,000 each year for science and technology-related education programs in grades 6–12 (and $50,000 for higher education grants). Last year, 17 projects received funding totaling $400,000.

Cyberattacks Increasing, But Defenders with CS Education Are Not Growing at Same Rate

Cyberattacks appear to be on the rise; however, young professionals equipped with computer science (CS) skills to combat those threats are not growing at the same pace as the need. That’s the assessment from various recent sources and reports, from news sites to companies that track cybersecurity.

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