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.

Texas Instruments Introduces Tool to Help Students Learn Coding

Texas Instruments has introduced a new learning tool designed to help students learn more about coding and engineering design.

Free Online PBS Resources Teach Students about Elections

A free website that provides K-12 resources for students to learn about the political process has just added new tools designed to help them explore the role of the Electoral College and other aspects of this year's presidential election.

Discovery Education Hosts 3 Free Virtual Field Trips

Discovery Education is offering three new virtual field trips to educators around the world, at no cost.

Apple Launches Everyone Can Code Initiative and Apple Teacher Program

Apple is donating various apple products to approximately 4,500 teachers and more than 50,00 students as part of a promise to help students acquire coding skills. The company is also launching a new program for teachers to learn to use the Apple products.

Vernier Offers Free Data Collection Technology Workshops

Vernier Software & Technology will reprise its free, hands-on workshops for classroom teachers this fall to help them incorporate the company's data-collection technology into their teaching.

Laws Prohibit or Restrict Municipal Broadband Networks in 20-Plus States

Laws in more than 20 states restrict or prohibit local governments from building their own broadband networks, according to a report released today by the Education Commission of the States.

Most U.S. K–12 Teachers Would Not Give Themselves an 'A' in Ed Tech Skills

While more than half of K–12 teachers say they use education technology in the classroom on a daily basis, with nine in 10 saying they do so at least weekly, only 15 percent of those teachers would give themselves an “A” in education technology skills, according to a recent University of Phoenix College of Education survey.

Arkansas Governor Launches School Coding Competition

Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas has kicked off the first Governor’s All-Region and All-State Coding Competition, to help promote the state’s initiative to expand computer science classes to all high schools. Verizon will provide $40,000 in scholarships.

Pennsylvania District Adopts Online Special Ed Management

The Warrior Run School District is expanding a partnership with a private company in an effort to better serve students with individualized education programs and their parents.

Chino Valley USD Upgrades to Fiber

Chino Valley Unified School District in Arizona is in the process of implementing a 10-gigabit private fiber optic wide area network between all four of its schools, with the goal of improving the district's network scalability, security and speed.

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