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.

Aerohive Releases On-Premises Version of HiveManager NG

Aerohive Networks has introduced a version of its network management system that can be run from an on-premises appliance as an alternative to cloud network management.

GoGuardian Launches Chromebook Management Tool for Teachers

The software is designed is to help keep students on-task and away from inappropriate content.

Research: Early School Start Times Hurt Students, Hinder Performance

How about starting high school at 10 a.m. and college at 11? That's among the recommendations from a new study examining the impact of early start times for students.

Huntsville City Schools Wins CyberPatriot Center of Excellence Designation

Huntsville City Schools has been named a Center of Excellence by the Air Force Association's CyberPatriot program.

InFocus Intros Digital Whiteboard for Small Group Collaboration

The new DigiEasel is a 40-inch digital whiteboard that can be used in smaller classrooms or meeting spaces.

Splashtop Adds Airplay Receiver for Mirroring iOS Devices

Splashtop has launched Mirroring360 Airplay Receiver to allow users to mirror media from iOS devices to any other device.

Curriki Debuts Global OER Community, New Site

Curriki has launched the Curriki Global Community, an online library for teachers, students and parents to share learning resources.

Technology Trumps Quality Teaching for Parents in the Northeast and West

Parents in the Northeast and West believe up-to-date technology is more important than the quality of their teachers. The reverse is true — that high-quality teachers are more important than technology — in the South and Midwest. Those are among several results of a survey of 600 parents conducted by research firm Toluna on behalf of the Follett Corp.

Pennsylvania Joins Most of Nation in Getting a Year Pass on School Performance

Pennsylvania has received permission from the United States Department of Education to ignore the school performance stipulations of No Child Left Behind.

Guide Offers 5 Steps for Measuring the Impact of Blended Learning

The 12-page "District Guide to Blended Learning Measurement" from The Learning Accelerator is intended to help schools judge the "effective use" of technology to achieve personalized learning and a competency-based progression of student learning.