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.


Report: How to Scale America's Apprenticeships 20-Fold

A new report proposes the creation of a national network of "apprenticeship institutes" in every state. These centers would act as hubs for employers, workers, high schools, community colleges and unions.

Accessibility in Digital Learning Increasingly Complex

The Online Learning Consortium has introduced a series of original reports to keep people in education up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of digital learning. The first report covers accessibility and addresses both K-12 and higher education. The series is being produced by O.L.C.'s Research Center for Digital Learning & Leadership.

District Funds Energy Conservation Program through Savings

A school district in Oklahoma has just kicked off a project to save $2.5 million in energy costs over five years by applying technology and behavior-based conservation programs.

Schools Face Civil Liberties Battles in Effort to Adopt Facial Recognition

As schools around the country attempt to deploy new facial recognition functionality as part of their video surveillance systems, the ACLU is challenging those efforts in the name of protecting civil rights. And they're not alone in their concerns about the controversial student surveillance tactic.

Digital Equity Toolkit Spotlights Tactics to Bridge the Homework Gap

The "homework gap" hasn't gone away. According to the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the lack of access to the internet at home continues to put a sizable number of students at a "significant disadvantage."

AdvancED and Measured Progress Merging

Two education non-profits are merging. AdvancED and Measured Progress made the announcement late last month, adding that they expect their combined work to affect 28 million students worldwide.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of July 16, 2018)

Two weeks left to apply for American Honda Foundation STEM grants!

SMART Adds Workspaces to Learning Suite, Intros Remote Management

Ed tech company SMART Technologies has released enhancements to its online learning suite and debuted a new remote management service that facilitates central management of student and teacher devices.

Blackboard Updates Free Online Learning Platform CourseSites

At the BbWorld conference taking place this week in Orlando, Blackboard today introduced a new version of CourseSites, a free platform for individual instructors to deliver e-learning.

Michigan Adds STEM Endorsement to Diplomas

A change to the education law in Michigan has created a "STEM endorsement" for students in grades 7 to 12.

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