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.


Illume Delivers Free Access to Course Content Building Blocks

A new free resource promises to help educators in college and high school find the curriculum they need for their courses, Illume Learning, a for-profit company, calls itself the "world's largest database of learning materials."

Report: Digital Citizenship Should be a Key Component of Classroom Technology Initiatives

Effective classroom technology initiatives should include instruction on digital citizenship, according to a new white paper from NetRef, a provider of Internet management tools.

ELA Dominates in K–12 Digital Content Usage

The use of digital content is on the rise in American schools. Eight in 10 K-12 schools and districts are using some form of it, primarily as classroom curriculum but also to round out e-book collections in a library or media center.

Hit by Testing Provider Outages, Alaska Cancels Online Assessments

Alaska is dumping this year's online assessments for its students after continued technical problems plagued the exam process. The maelstrom began when a major fiber cable was damaged by a backhoe on a university campus in Kansas where Alaska's testing provider is located.

U California Davis Debuts Computer Science Curriculum for Grades 1-12

The Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education at the University of California Davis has launched a computer science curriculum for use in grades 1-12 across the United States.

New Surveys Aim To Assess School Climate

A national nonprofit has created a series of free Web-based surveys that schools and districts can use to assess the climate of their schools.

SETDA Report Urges States To Dig into High-Speed Broadband Work

A new report by the State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and Common Sense Kids Action advocates that states play a bigger role in increasing access to high-speed connectivity for students and teachers.

Data Privacy Legislation Scrutinized in NASBE Report

The tangle of data privacy regulation for education is heating up as state and federal lawmakers increasingly consider laws intended to protect students.

Vernier, NSTA Technology Awards Go to 7 Teachers

The 2016 Vernier/National Science Teacher Association Technology Awards have gone to seven teachers, ranging from one teaching fifth-graders to a college professor.

Blackboard's K-12 New Learning Experience Intros More Integration and New Naming

Blackboard is offering up new bundling and product names specifically for the K-12 market.

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