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.


Library of Congress Boosts Digital Public Library Database with Historic Maps

Currently, the contents will include about 5,000 items, but as the Library of Congress continues to digitize its map collections, the number of items shared will increase.

NGSS Lesson Screener Helps Teachers Evaluate Lessons against Learning Standards

A team of education organizations has created a tool intended to help educators evaluate the lessons they use in the classroom to see how well they meet the criteria of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

The Virtual High School Introduces New Computing Certificate Program

The Virtual High School, a nonprofit based in Massachusetts, is introducing a new computing certificate program to celebrate Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 5-11). The new VHS computing certificate program will encourage high school students across the United States to become more interested in computing and computer science (CS), and better understand the career options available to them in CS and related fields.

Alaska SD to Implement Personalized Learning

To help Fairbanks North Star Borough School District achieve its strategic plan, the district has hired Education to implement personalized learning throughout its elementary and secondary schools.

Report: Education Ranks Second-Last in Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card

Education received an overall score of 64 percent on the 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card, an annual report that measures the attitudes and perceptions of IT security professionals across seven industries, rather than measuring the actual effectiveness of their security systems

Report: State Report Cards Need Improvement

States are failing to provide teachers, parents and the general public with easily understandable and accessible reports on school performance, according to a new report from the Data Quality Campaign.

New Report Explains Student Privacy under SOPIPA and Similar Regs

SOPIPA was to put in place to stipulate how student information could be used by education technology companies that are serving the education market. The laws apply to companies that run websites, online services, online applications and mobile applications designed for and marketed to K-12 customers.

Report: Worldwide Tablet Shipments Will Decline This Year, Rebound in 2018

Worldwide tablet shipments are expected to decline by 12 percent for the rest of 2016, rounding out the year at 182.3 million shipments, according to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.

Kansas to Upgrade Broadband for Every School District

A new partnership between the Kansas State Department of Education, Kansas State Board of Education, Kansas Department of Administration and national nonprofit EducationSuperHighway will bring high-speed broadband to all of the state’s school districts over the next five years.

Family Engagement Platform Acquired by Eagle Eye Networks CEO

LivingTree, a K–12 family engagement platform, has been acquired by Dean Drako, CEO of cloud-based video surveillance company Eagle Eye Networks and former founder and CEO of cybersecurity firm Barracuda Networks.

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