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.


STEMscopes Update Improves Accessibility, Adds Games

Accelerate Learning has updated its digital science curriculum, STEMscopes, in an effort to improve engagement, increase accessibility and more.

6.5 Million Students Lack Adequate Access

Altogether, 74,000 schools, 2.6 million teachers and 39.2 million students now have at least the minimum connectivity to access digital learning, while 1,587 rural schools still lack adequate infrastructure to meet the requirements.

NEC Rolls Out Interactive Display Bundles for Classrooms

NEC has unveiled two new bundles designed specifically for K-12 and higher education and featuring large format displays.

Second Step, Panorama Partner to Pair Social-Emotional Assessment, Curricula

As a result of the partnership, Panorama's assessment tools have been aligned with the Second Step program to help guide instruction, intervention and individual student supports.

5 Winners Named for Homework Gap Grant

The grant was designed to help schools pilot one of Kajeet's home access solutions in an attempt to provide internet access to student outside of school.

Report: Most Educators Aware of OER, Don't Understand OER Licensing

A new report examines who the decision-makers are in curriculum adoptions and finds that a sizable percentage of schools have chosen open educational resources in the last three years.

Science Competition Promotes K-12 Science Standards and Innovation

An "assistance rod" that acts as a "rescue pack" for baby sea turtles. An improved cochlear implant that allows its wearer to hear a wider range of frequencies. An environmentally-friendly food wrap that will change color when the food inside has spoiled or been contaminated. Those are some of the winning student entries from previous "ExploraVision" science competitions. This year's event will be open for registration from K-12 students until Feb. 8, 2018.

MetaMetrics Updates Lexile Framework for Students in Grades K-2

MetaMetrics has updated its Lexile Framework for Reading with three new enhancements designed to help beginning readers find books matched to their skill level more easily.

4 Recommendations for Closing Broadband Equity Gaps

SETDA and ENA have released a new report examining the steps states are taking to close the gaps in wireless access between their schools and districts.

Education Data Breaches Double in First Half of 2017

The number of lost, stolen or compromised records is up 164 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the last half of 2016, according to a new report. The number of breaches in the education sector more than doubled in the same period, jumping 103 percent, according to the report.

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