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.


Khan Academy Launches 6-Week Challenge

Khan Academy has launched LearnStorm, a free six-week challenge designed to help students in grades 3-12 combat summer learning loss.

HP Debuts New Ruggedized Notebook for Classroom Use

The HP Stream 11 Pro G4 Education Edition notebook features a rugged design with co-molded rubber and a unique impact-dispersion pattern designed to protect the hinges along with a spill-resistant keyboard and an optional "always-on" case.

Superintendents Say Finding Quality Educators is a Major K–12 Challenge

The “Gallup 2017 Survey of K–12 School District Superintendents” reports their opinions on important topics and policy issues facing education.

IBM Rolls Out Free AI Tool for Math Teachers

Teacher Advisor with Watson 1.0 uses artificial intelligence from Watson, IBM's Jeopardy!-playing robot, now trained by math experts with feedback from more than 1,000 math teachers, to help K-5 teachers with targeted math resources for their students.

San Francisco and Oakland Districts Expand Computer Science Ed with $12.2 Million Salesforce Funding

Both San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) and Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) are continuing their existing partnerships with the SF-based cloud computing company, and will receive $7 million and $5.2 million respectively.

K12 Federation Seeks to Unite School Technology Leaders Nationwide

The educational cooperative of technology leaders at K–12 schools is focused on interoperability, security and other pressing tech issues.

Teachers in Non-Traditional Classrooms Value Digital Tools for Personalized Learning

Teachers in flipped, blended and virtual classrooms see greater value in digital learning tools than their counterparts in traditional classrooms — in particular for personalized learning.

Khan Academy Launches Free Challenge to Improve Growth Mindset

The six-week challenge is designed to get students in grades 3-12 started on the right foot this school year.

PeopleAdmin and Tableau Unlock Next-Level Recruitment Insights for Districts

Tableau's analytics — which Gartner rated highly for innovating business intelligence — will be integrated into PeopleAdmin’s TalentEd solution, which helps school districts automate and streamline talent management functions.

New Mexico Schools Close in on Fiber-Fast Internet Goals

Almost two years after announcing plans to bring high-speed internet to every classroom by 2018, the governor of Next Mexico said 99 percent of the state's public schools now have access to broadband, primarily through fiber optic connections.

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