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.


Free Service Lets Districts Compare Their Bandwidth and Costs with Other Districts

Comparisons on the site can be done across school districts or by broadband services. Results can be filtered by type of service, speed, type of connection, state and service provider.

School Superintendent Pay in CA Overshadows Top IT Leader Salaries

The highest paid school superintendent in the state of California earns almost two and a half times more than the highest paid K–12 IT leader did.

English on the Go Debuts Chat Bot for English Language Learners

English on the Go has launched LingoBot, a new tool designed to help English language learners practice speaking English.

Destination Imagination, Berkeley Life Sciences Partner on STEAM Ed

Destination Imagination and Berkeley Life Sciences have partnered in an effort to promote science, technology, engineering, arts and math education.

Shmoop Gains College Board Approval for Select Online AP Courses

Digital publisher Shmoop has received approval from the College Board for some of its online Advanced Placement courses.

California Schools Aim to Meet Science Standards with Digital Curriculum

Some schools in California are turning to a private partner to provide digital STEM curriculum designed to meet the California Next Generation Science Standards.

K-8 Schools Invited to Apply for E-Books Access

The 200-book "K-5 Quickstart Collection," which is normally priced at $499 per year per building, is being made available for free to up to 1,000 schools through a donation program.

San Diego USD, Cox Business Partnership Connects 92 Additional Schools

The second largest school district in California is providing an additional 92 schools with fast an reliable Internet, thanks to a partnership with Cox Business.

Houston ISD Adopts Adaptive Motion Sensors

The Houston Independent School District has adopted motion detection equipment in an effort to improve security.

World Affairs Council Honors Blackboard for Global Commitment to Education

The World Affairs Council-Washington, D.C. has honored Blackboard with a Global Education Award, recognizing the ed tech company’s commitment to education worldwide.

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