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.


Apple Unveils $329 iPad With Improved Display and Performance

This week, Apple released a slew of product updates that included a more affordable iPad device with an enhanced display.

Future Ready Schools to Host 8 Learning Institutes

Beginning this summer, FRS will host eight learning institutes that offer personal professional development opportunities for district leaders, IT directors, principals, teachers, instructional coaches, librarians and media specialists planning to implement personalized learning strategies for their students.

NERD Undertakes Cataloging of 10,000 Ed Researchers

The National Education Researcher Database, or NERD, as it's known, is a joint project undertaken by the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education and Jefferson Education Accelerator. The goal: to spark collaboration among those researchers, school people and education technology entrepreneurs.

New Alliance Works to Bring College into High School

Thirty-five organizations, from ACT to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, have banded together to promote the idea of bringing college into high school.

Are UTeach Teachers More Effective at STEM?

The researchers found that students taught by UTeach teachers performed significantly better on end-of-grade tests in math and end-of-course tests in math and science, depending on the grade and subject.

Apple Pitches Video/Music Production Education Bundle

A $200 education bundle introduced last month by Apple gives buyers access to the regular versions of five applications used in video and music production.

Google Helps Students Get Online on Buses

Eighth-grader Lakaysha Governor spends two hours on the bus getting back and forth to school each day. Thanks to a grant from Google, she can now use that time more productively and get her homework done.

3D Printing with Plants? Researchers Find a Way

A project at MIT has succeeded in replacing the common plastics frequently used for 3D printing with cellulose, the same abundantly available fiber that gives plants their structure.

Prince William County Grants $100K to Startup Scriyb to Produce a Cloud-Based Teaching Platform

The Prince William Board of County Supervisors has authorized a $100,000 performance agreement with Scriyb, a technology startup company based at the Virginia Serious Games Institute, to pioneer a new cloud-based live-streaming teaching platform for online education.

LMS Launches 35 Courses in Science, Math, ELA, Social Studies

The courses are the most recent development between partners itslearning and Gooru and the first phase of integrating 1.7 million high-quality resources and 14,000 collections from Gooru into the itslearning LMS platform. The courses offer assessments and can be customized to support varied instructional models, such as blended learning or project-based learning.

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