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.


NY Tech Firm Seeks Innovative School District, College, University for $5,000 Grant

Annese & Associates, a New York-based tech solutions integrator, is awarding a $5,000 grant to an innovative school district, college or university using technology to empower students.

Data: Education Isn't Free Everywhere

Families in many countries outside the U.S. lack ready access to public education and struggle to come up with the fees for their children's education, so the kids may not go to school.

Adults Regret Their College Education Decisions

Most adults would change at least one big decision related to their college education if they could, related to their major, what institution they attended or what type of degree they pursued. The findings came from a recent survey conducted by Gallup and Strada Education Network.

Acer Offers Full Classroom Set of TravelMate Laptops

Acer is giving away a classroom set of TravelMate B117 Windows 10 laptops valued at $8,100. The deadline for teachers to apply is a little more than two weeks away.

Facebook’s Developer Circles Draws Social and Online Learning Community Worldwide

Facebook last week at its F8 developer conference unveiled a program that aims to connect developers around the world and foster collaboration in computer science.

Apple Swift Draws Support from Robotics, Drone Makers

Lego Education said it would be pairing Mindstorms Education EV3 with the Swift Playgrounds learning platform to allow students to program their Lego Mindstorms robots and other creations with motors and sensors.

Grant Spotlight: $20 Million for PK-12 STEM Education

The National Science Foundation is awarding up to 18 multi-year grants for efforts that promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in PK–12 schools. The awards this year are expected to total $10 million to $20 million, with individual awards ranging from $400,000 to $2 million apiece.

Boston and Massachusetts Go All In with Free College Program for Pell Students

The city of Boston and the state of Massachusetts have expanded their respective free college programs and teamed up to encourage eligible students to take advantage of the "bridge" they want to build between high school and college completion.

Raspberry Pi Foundation and CoderDojo Merge

Two nonprofits in the education business have joined forces. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has merged with CoderDojo.

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