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.


Bush Library To Host Reading Discovery Program

The George Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, is holding its ninth annual Reading Discovery Program this week.

mISSion imaginaTIon Challenges Students To Solve Space Travel Problems

A quiz and a challenge from NASA and Texas Instruments will let middle and high school students come up with solutions to problems involved with long-term space travel.

Blackboard Expands Learn SaaS Line

The world's largest vendor of learning management systems has expanded its software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings.

K12 Launches Foundation for Blended and Online Learning

K12 has launched The Foundation for Blended and Online Learning, an independent charitable organization designed to advance online and blended learning opportunities and outcomes.

Yes, High School Graduation is Up, but Not Uniformly

A group of organizations monitoring the high school graduation rate report that the country is overall behind in the stated goal of seeing 90 percent of students graduating annually by the year 2020.

NEC Unveils 8,000 lumens projector

NEC Display Solutions has released the first projector in the 8,000-lumen laser category.

Turnitin Launches Service Designed to Improve Student Writing

Turnitin, best known in education circles for its technology designed to detect plagiarism in students' papers, has launched a new tool that aims to improve those students' papers during the writing process.

Acer Intros Notebook for Education

Acer has launched a new notebook, the TravelMate B117, that company officials say is its first product designed specifically with students in mind.

Competition Seeks Top Young Scientist

The annual quest for America's best young scientists is underway. Discovery Education and 3M have opened the latest competition, a multi-stage event intended to identify the "top" young scientist.

Promethean Launches New Display Boards With Learning Software

Promethean has introduced a new line of interactive displays that come with a software package that allows teachers to use learning materials without the need to connect to a computer.

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