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.


3D Printer Shipments Up for Education (and Every Other Segment)

3D printing is on a growth jag. A new forecast from International Data Corp. projects that the market grew in the United States by nearly 20 percent in 2015 compared to 2014.

Arkansas Spending $400K for Computer Science Program

Arkansas is spending $400,000 to offer an online program for middle school students around the state, according to the Associated Press. The program is aimed at raising interest in computer science and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.

Oracle and AOL Commit $3 Million to National Let Girls Learn Initiative

Oracle and AOL are committing more than $3 million to promote and support technological efforts by girls in the United States and around the world. The commitments are part of a broader Let Girls Learn initiative, which is receiving $20 million in new pledges, according to an announcement made this week by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Report: Virtual Charter Schools Require Reform

Three educational reform organizations released a set of policy recommendations for virtual charter schools with poor performance.

Duke Student Project Aims to Improve K-12 Latino Students' English Skills

Led by their professors, a team of undergraduate students at Duke University is working on a project designed to enhance professional development for North Carolina elementary school teachers whose students lack essential English language skills.

National PTA's STEM Project Signs Up Math Partner

Shortly, the National PTA will be cranking up a STEM initiative first announced last fall.

iNACOL to Host Personalized Learning State Policy Webinar

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning will host a webinar Tuesday, June 21 designed to look into promising state policies designed to enable and scale personalized learning.

JoVE Adds Clinical Skills Collection to Science Demonstration Videos

The Journal of Visualized Experiments is expanding its database of science method and practice demonstration videos for high school and higher education with the launch of its first Clinical Skills collection.

Texas Adds More than 200 Books to Digital Resources Program

Students at schools participating in the Texas TexQuest program will soon have access to more than 200 additional e-books.

Worldwide Smartphone Sales to Grow at Slower Pace in 2016

Global smartphone sales will continue to grow, but not in the double digits anymore, according to market research firm Gartner. Smartphone sales are expected to grow 7 percent worldwide in 2016 and reach 1.5 billion units. That is significantly down from 14.4 percent growth in 2015, but it’s still substantial growth.

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