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.
Laws in more than 20 states restrict or prohibit local governments from building their own broadband networks, according to a report released today by the Education Commission of the States.
While more than half of K–12 teachers say they use education technology in the classroom on a daily basis, with nine in 10 saying they do so at least weekly, only 15 percent of those teachers would give themselves an “A” in education technology skills, according to a recent University of Phoenix College of Education survey.
Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas has kicked off the first Governor’s All-Region and All-State Coding Competition, to help promote the state’s initiative to expand computer science classes to all high schools. Verizon will provide $40,000 in scholarships.
The Warrior Run School District is expanding a partnership with a private company in an effort to better serve students with individualized education programs and their parents.
Today, the State Educational Technology Directors Association released a report featuring new goals for internet and wide area network services.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Chino Valley Unified School District in Arizona is in the process of implementing a 10-gigabit private fiber optic wide area network between all four of its schools, with the goal of improving the district's network scalability, security and speed.
One of the major IT solution providers in the education space is renaming itself. Connection, formerly known as PC Connection, is moving all of its subsidiaries, including GovConnection, into the new brand.
Between Sept. 15–30, teachers can enter a giveaway contest from REcharge Labs to win free STEM kits.
A security technology company has just updated its flagship product for schools. Sergeant Laboratories announced a new release of AristotleInsight::K12, which provides technology for managing students as they work on their computing devices.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Blackboard and Authentica Solutions, a company that provides tools for data authentication and management, have extended a partnership that aims to improve the bi-directional flow of data between Blackboard's learning management systems and other education applications.