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.

iNACOL Publishes Federal and State Policy Frameworks To Launch Annual Symposium

An organization that focuses on "student-centered learning" has issued two briefing papers to advise federal and state policymakers on areas of regulation that it believes are holding back personalized learning in K-12.

$800K Study To Test Efficacy of Digital Learning Tool

A National Science Foundation grant will allow researchers at North Carolina State University to study how digital learning programs can best benefit students.

New Action Game Focuses on Coding Skills

Kuato Studios has introduced Code Warriors, a 3D action game that calls on players to hone their coding skills.

Origo To Give Grants for Math Instruction Software

The creator of the Stepping Stones software will give districts $100,000 in a competitive process to help with their math instruction.

zSpace Updates Software with 250 New STEAM Lessons

zSpace, a company that provides virtual reality tools for education, has expanded its software offerings.

Lack of Affordability Still Dogs District Broadband Goals

Education IT leaders still consider affordability the main obstacle to securing "robust connectivity" for their schools, according to the latest Consortium for School Networking Infrastructure Survey.

Report: Privacy Elusive in World Linked by Mobile and IoT

An annual report published by the Georgia Institute of Technology examined the emerging cyber threats for the coming year, among them: ever-shrinking personal privacy, lackadaisical security considerations in the Internet of Things and a dearth of trained experts to stay on top of cybersecurity considerations for organizations.

CompTIA Unveils Free Raspberry Pi Webinar for Teachers

The Creating IT Futures Foundation, CompTIA's philanthropic arm, has launched a free, on-demand webinar designed to help teachers introduce Raspberry Pi computers to their classrooms.

Curriculum Associates Debuts Common Core Tools

Curriculum Associates has updated its i-Ready reading, language arts and mathematics program in an effort to provide teachers insight into how well their students understand the Common Core State Standards.

Cornell Launches STEM Prep Initiative for Select Ithaca Public School Students

Cornell University is launching a new program designed to prepare middle and high school students for higher ed academic careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields.