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.


Grant Spotlight: American Association of University Women STEM Equity Grants

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering one- and two-year grants, with extra consideration for proposals involving schools, designed to address the needs of girls and women or to educate the public on related issues.

Bursari Expands Digital Payment System to Schools Nationwide

Bursari, a Florida-based electronic payment system for schools and families, is expanding nationwide starting today. The platform is designed to provide parents, students and educators with a quick and simple method to make online payments for expenses related to school.

UC Merced Hosts Summer STEM Academy for Central Valley Students

In an effort to better prepare Central Valley students for university-level coursework, a program at the University of California, Merced is holding on-campus summer workshops for middle and high school students to gain hands-on training in STEM.

New Chair Aims to Cause a 'Ruckus' in the Classroom

Furniture manufacturer KI has designed a classroom chair to support collaborative, project-based and student-centered learning.

Renaissance, Classworks Partner on Personalized Learning Pathways

Renaissance and Classworks are expanding a partnership in an effort to improve access to actionable data for educators.

Research: IT Spending to Hit $3.5 Trillion in 2017

Worldwide IT spending is set to increase this year, according to a pair of new forecasts.

Feds Give LAUSD $3 Million to Study Efficacy of Online Credit Recovery Programs

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has awarded the second largest public school district in the nation, the Los Angeles County School District (LAUSD), a grant of $3.256 million over five years to study the efficacy of online credit recovery classes for high school students.

Coming to Your Child’s School, Very, Very Soon: A Christensen-Style Disruption!

Teachers, materials, students — the big 3 of K–12. Materials (1-to-1, OER-based textbooks) are changing dramatically, but teachers and teaching is about to be disrupted in the Christensen-sense. Machine learning will drive personalized learning into America’s schools. On that you can rely!

Kansas City Students to Get STEM Classroom on Retired Jet

Students in Kansas City will soon have a new STEM classroom inside a refurbished two-story jumbo jet.

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