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.


CliffsNotes Solution Personalizes Student Test Prep

A new, subscription-based digital learning solution from HMH and BenchPrep provides interactive instruction, customized curriculum and progress management tools for select subjects.

Virtual College Fair Introduces Students, Parents to Admissions Counselors

CollegeWeekLive and the National Society of High School Scholars are hosting an event where students and families can live chat with admissions counselors from higher education institutions across the country.

West Virginia Students to Get New Learning Tools This Fall

Schools in 29 West Virginia counties have adopted resources from a private partner for use in the upcoming school year.

NGSS Begins Releasing Sample Science Standard Bundles

The organization behind the Next Generation Science Standards has begun releasing sample "bundles" of standards to help people move away from thinking that the standards are supposed to be taught as a checklist.

Interactive Atlas Shows Snapshots of State of Ed Worldwide

UNESCO, the United Nations organization focused on world education, science and culture, has launched a new "eAtlas" that provides interactive snapshots of education data.

With High-Quality Lessons and Social Supports, Even Weak Teachers Do Better

A new study from 100Kin10 and the University of Chicago has found that giving middle school math teachers access to high-quality lesson plans and support can "significantly" impact student performance and teacher effectiveness.

Westminster Public Schools Blocks Snapchat with Application Control System

Westminster Public Schools in Colorado has implemented an application control system to block unsanctioned bandwidth hogs such as Snapchat and prioritize bandwidth for online standardized testing.

Oaks Christian Online Launches First Online Program for 7th and 8th Grade Students

Oaks Christian Online is offering the courses in response to what it says is the high demand for top-tier, flexible, accredited course options for middle schoolers. All courses are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), as well as the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).

Ed Tech Investor that Owns Edgenuity Also Buys Up Compass Learning

An investment company focused on digital and software-as-a-service education solutions has expanded its reach into online and blended learning environments.

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