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.


Congress Hosts App Creation Competition

The Congressional App Challenge provides students the opportunity to show off their coding skills and receive recognition.

Schools Adopt Tech to Prime Development of Earliest Learners

The National Association of Elementary School Principals announced the winners of its Digital Leader of Early Learning Awards during NAESP's annual conference last week.

Tennessee Music Programs Produce Digital Works

Students in music programs across Williamson County use music production software to compose original works.

Nation's First District-Wide Blended Program Set to Enter Year 2

A year after a Yuma, AZ district introduced an iPad 1-to-1 program into grades K-8, at least one of its schools is seeking grant money to set up a program that would provide activities before and after school for students as well as classes for parents.

Smartdesks Unveils Combination Mobile Sit-Stand Conference Table Component

Smartdesks has introduced a new conference table component that will allow an individual to use it sitting or standing. At the same time, it can be used as a desk for a single student or as part of a conference table.

Blackboard Unveils "Ultra Experience"

Blackboard, which produces Blackboard Learn 9.1, has gone into "general availability" with the new "Ultra Experience." It has also announced considerable enhancements to 9.1, provided in what it is now calling the "Original Experience."

Ohio's Largest Charter School Loses Attempt to Block Attendance Audit

Ohio’s largest charter school and largest online K-12 school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), lost an attempt in court Monday to block a state audit of its attendance and state funding.

Maine Elementary School Earns $10,000 for Robotics Course

Acton Elementary School placed first in a school grant contest that aims to further STEM curriculum in Maine schools.

Flipped Learning Network Shifts to Community-Driven Hub

The organization is transitioning to a facilitated network with professional development opportunities for educators engaged in flipped learning.

Omaha Opening State's First Public Virtual School — for Homeschoolers

The largest district in the state of Nebraska will be testing out the viability of a virtual school starting this fall.

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