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.


Edgenuity Unveils UpSmart to Help Middle School Students Achieve on Assessments

Edgenuity has today launched UpSmart, a supplemental solution designed to help students in grades 6-8 demonstrate mastery of state standards in English language arts and math.

Free, Online Tool Helps Students Find Credible News

Prolific Labs, a startup software and solutions company based in Austin, TX, has released a new tool to help K–12 students improve news literacy and better judge the credibility of online news.

Student Worries about Social Image Affect School Behavior

High school students are willing to ignore educational opportunities when they're concerned about how they'll be viewed by their classmates, according to a new study by researchers from three universities.

STEM Day Website Offers Masses of Classroom Activities

First, there was Hour of Code. Now there's Siemens STEM Day. A makeover of the traditional Siemens Science Day, the new event is intended to encourage teachers to spark student interest in new forms of science, technology, engineering and math.

NewSchools Places $4 Billion Bet on Future of K–12 Education

A national nonprofit venture philanthropy working to transform public education has released a new report that explains the potential for philanthropy to reimagine K–12 education.

Spotlight: NAESP/Crayola Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant Program

The National Association of Elementary School Principals has partnered with Crayola for this year's Champion Creatively Alive Children grant program, which will award prizes to every applicant who meets the early bird deadline, plus cash and product prizes totaling $3,500 to up to 20 applicants.

Free Online Course Outlines How to Avoid Bad Tech Choices for Flipped Learning

The Flipped Learning Global Initiative today announced a new program geared toward helping educators, administrators and IT staff with the technology selection process for flipping the classroom.

Common Sense Urges Senate to Question DeVos’ Ed Tech Stances

The confirmation hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, is taking place this Wednesday, where she will answer questions about her plans on key education policy issues, including education technology.

Robotic Infant Simulators Actually Promote Teen Pregnancy, Study Finds

Robotic infant simulators — or robot babies — used by schools to help prevent teen pregnancy actually have the opposite effect, according to a study published in the British health journal The Lancet.

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