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.


D-Link Debuts 10-Port 10 Gb Ethernet Switch

D-Link has introduced the DXS-1100-10TS, a 10-port, 10 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) managed switch suitable for educational facilities.

New Vision Puts Career Technical Education at the Front of Educational Reform

The shared vision outlines long-term guiding principles and short-term action steps to support CTE.

Huntington Beach City Schools Revs STEM, Saves $16.3 Million with Energy Upgrades

The Huntington Beach City School District has completed the latest phase in an initiative that will save the district an estimated $16.3 million while enriching science, technology, engineering arts and math (STEAM) education for students.

Q&A with Digital Innovator Andrew Smith

As director of digital innovation in North Carolina’s Rowan-Salisbury School District, Andrew Smith and his team have successfully implemented a 1-to-1 iPad program for 20,000 students at 35 schools. He did it in less than a year.

Texas Ed Agency Selects Blended Tutorials for Supplemental English Instruction

The Texas Education Agency has chosen a partner to provide high school English resources for the Texas Students Using Curriculum Content to Ensure Sustained Success program.

Hiring Experts Still Mostly Boggled by Digital Credentials

The future for digital credentials is still a bit foggy. A new survey on the topic found that just over a third (36 percent) of people involved in human resources and talent management have any knowledge of the topic. Only a quarter of those surveyed have already begun using digital credentials, such as badges, in their recruitment or hiring processes.

Orange County Public Schools Adopts Interactive Flat Panels To Support BYOD Program

The Orange County Public School District has adopted interactive flat panels and classroom software to complement its bring-your-own-device program.

Mississippi Creates Computer Science Pilot Program

Six school districts in coastal Mississippi have been chosen to participate in a state-sponsored computer science pilot program, according to the Biloxi-based Sun Herald.

ATT Selects Up and Coming Ed Tech Organizations for Aspire Accelerator Program

AT&T has selected the participants for its second annual Aspire Accelerator class, which provides funding, training and mentorship for organizations that develop technology designed to foster student success, strengthen schools and communities, or prepare learners for employment.

Pennsylvania District Wins NEF STEM Leadership Award

Lehighton Schools has won the National Education Foundation's 2016 STEM Leadership Award.

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