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: States Face Continued Big Lift with Science Standards

More work needs to be done by states to emphasize required instructional time for science in early grades, establish a course sequence for science topics in middle school and match graduation requirements with state-defined science learning for high school.

Student-to-Counselor Ratio Better but Far from Optimal

While the good news is that the student-to-counselor ratio has reached its lowest margin in three decades, 455-to-1 for the 2016-2017 school year, the bad news is that it's still way above the recommended ratio of 250 students for each counselor.

Michigan School Shows Off Million-Dollar Robotics Work Cell

A million-dollar technology project is helping students at one Michigan school gain job skills in robotics.

Report: Blunders Still Dog Education Security

People in education are more likely to click on phishing e-mails than any other major segment, according to the latest Verizon data breach report.

Teacher Qualifications the 'Most Significant Factor' in Improving Student Achievement

Experienced, well credentialed teachers have a positive impact on achievement for all students, in particular students of color. And, a new report found, inexperienced, under-credentialed teachers have the opposite effect.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of May 20, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Report: 5 Ways Companies Can Invest in STEM Education

A recent report encourages corporate and philanthropic organizations to invest in high school and college STEM programs, and proposes a framework to help define and measure those investments' impact.

8th Grade Girls Beat Boys in Engineering and Tech Tests

American girls' scores were higher than boys' scores in the latest national technology and engineering literacy exam, an assessment that asks eighth graders to solve real-world technology and engineering problems.

Abl Acquires School by Design

Technology and consulting firm School by Design has been acquired by Abl, a developer of school scheduling software.

Freckle Acquired by Renaissance Learning

Freckle is the developer of a differentiated instruction platform of the same name, focused on math, social studies, science and English language arts. According to Renaissance, Freckle serves some 700,000 teachers in 75,000 schools, up by about 14,000 schools since this time last year.

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