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.

Tech Firms Partner To Give Teachers More Student Data More Quickly

Performance Matters and GradeCam will join forces to enhance the former's Unify assessment platform.

News-O-Matic Expands Access

News-O-Matic, a service that publishes daily news for kids, has released a new version that is available on any Internet-connected device.

5 Indiana STEM Initiatives Share $105,000 in Grants

Five educational institutions in Indiana are recipients of grants of $15,000 to $30,000 each intended to improve student interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering and math.

Nebraska District Unifies Multiple Processes into a Single SIS

Kearney Public Schools picked Infinite Campus to consolidate several previous systems.

California Districts Get Digital Help With Agriculture Courses

CEV Multimedia will supply its iCEV learning platform to 29 California high school agricultural science programs.

NEC Debuts 4 Projectors Designed for Flexibility

Four new projectors from NEC Display Solutions of America bring the flexibility-oriented features of high-end installation models — such as horizontal and vertical keystone correction, horizontal and vertical lens shift and more — to devices for small- and medium-sized conference rooms and classrooms.

Beagle Sense Offers Environmental Sensors Free for STEM Ed

Beagle Sense, a company that makes wireless sensors for use in STEM education, is offering its products free to schools in the United States and Canada.

PARCC Willing To Unbundle Assessments

The Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers will be customizing its online testing offerings to expand its reach into states outside of the consortium.

Hobsons, Benchprep Partner on Game-Based Test Prep

Hobsons, a provider of college and career readiness, admissions and student success tools, has partnered with BenchPrep, a digital learning platform, to develop a game-based, personalized test preparation tool for use in middle and high schools.

Internet of Things Devices To Grow 30 Percent in 2016

The number of "things" connected to the Internet will grow 30 percent from this year to next, according to market research firm Gartner, to reach a total of 6.4 billion, a total that will balloon to 20.8 billion by 2020.