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.


Race to the Top Turns Arkansas 4th Graders Into 'Biologists'

A Race to the Top-District grant has allowed Springdale Public Schools to spend $12.7 million on technology over the last two years.

Washington's K-20 Ed Network Upgrades WAN

The K-20 Education Network, a publicly supported network supporting educational institutions throughout the state of Washington, is upgrading its wide area network infrastructure to provide high speed communications to 101 higher education institutions, K-12 school districts and libraries.

Kentucky Public Schools Get Internet Content Filtering System

The Kentucky Department of Education has selected an Internet content filtering system for implementation at all 173 K-12 school districts throughout the state.

EFF Complaint Charges Google with Collecting Student Data Despite Privacy Pledge

In the FTC complaint, the Electronic Frontier Foundation accused the search company of violating the terms of the Student Privacy Pledge, which it signed alongside 204 other companies.

Madison School District Begins 1-to-1 Rollout

Madison Metropolitan School District in Wisconsin has completed the first phase of a district-wide 1-to-1 technology initiative.

Galveston District Shifts Time, Attendance Functions to the Cloud

The Texas district asked Kronos to upgrade existing time and attendance software to its cloud-based Workforce Central.

Carnegie Mellon Software Aims To Teach Kids Without Teachers

A team of volunteers at Carnegie Mellon University is tackling the challenge of creating tablet software that can teach children without teachers to read, write and do basic math.

California College Hosts Event for Girls in STEAM

Sierra College in the Sacramento suburb of Rocklin held the third annual Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) event.

Study: Millennials Spend More Than 3 Hours a Day on Mobile Phones

The average U.S. millennial (aged 16-30) with Internet access spends 3.1 hours a day on a mobile phone — totaling 21.7 hours a week or 1,128 hours (47 days) a year, according to a new study from global research consultancy TNS.

Steelcase Education Launches 2016 Active Learning Center Grant

The company will award up to 15 schools with a new active learning classroom valued at $62,000.

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