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.


XYZprinting Intros $230 3D Printer

XYZprinting announced multiple 3D printer models, including one that sells for under $230, along with two new precision 3D printers and a commercial-grade prototyping printer.

Last Year 'Highest Spend Year on Record' for Digital Content in K-12

Almost nine in 10 schools and districts (86 percent) expect to spend more on digital curriculum this year than last year. More than half (56 percent) of the teachers in those sites rely primarily on paid resources over free open education resources for their digital content.

Hawaii Offers College-Caliber High School Courses for Future Engineers

A program in Hawaii to help students get a head start on their college studies and career aspirations has sparked a partnership between the state's Department of Education and its university system.

AT&T Opens Applications for Second Ed Tech Accelerator

Multinational telecommunications conglomerate AT&T has opened up applications for its second annual ed tech accelerator. The program is designed for startups offering mobile technology, applications and other services that support students’ educational and career success.

New Switches Fit Challenging Wireless Device Locations

Network device maker NetGear has introduced two switches intended to help administrators support power over Ethernet (PoE+) devices in challenging locations.

NC Experiments with Teacher Bonuses on Test Scores

Some third-grade and high school teachers in North Carolina are getting bonuses this month based on testing results. The idea was to reward teacher performance and retention in student learning and improvement.

Growth in IT Spending to Slow in 2017

According to a new forecast from Gartner, worldwide IT spending will reach $3.5 trillion in 2017 — a 2.7 percent increase from the previous year. That growth rate, however, represents a slow down from earlier projections of 3 percent.

California Lawmaker Wants Teens to Learn to Identify Fake News

A California lawmaker is taking steps he hopes will fight fake news, the Associated Press and other news outlets are reporting. Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez introduced a bill this week to help high schools teach students to distinguish real news from fake.

CAASPP Upgrades to Desmos Calculator for Online Testing

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), that state’s student assessment system, on Monday announced it would begin using the Desmos calculator for online testing.

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