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.


Observation Platform Adds New Graphing Tool for PD Trendspotting

Edthena has added a new feature to its classroom video observation platform that is designed to enhance the feedback loop it provides for teachers' professional development.

Online Tool Offers Comparable Education Data for 100-Plus Cities

The George W. Bush Institute launched State of Our Cities, an interactive online tool that provides comparable education data to empower policymakers, leaders and other stakeholders to make informed decisions.

Generation Global Offers Free Online Forum for Students to Explore Cultural Differences

Generation Global is relaunching in the United States, providing educators and students with a free forum to explore global cultural differences through dialogue.

iNACOL to Host Free Webinar on Instuctional Tools for Personalized learning

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will offer a free webinar focused on instructional tools for personalized learning next month.

JourneyEd.com Offers Tech Leasing Program for Schools

JourneyEd.com, a reseller of education technology, has launched a new technology leasing service for K-12 and higher education.

MakerBot Launches New 3D Printing Products

MakerBot has introduced a number of new 3D printer products it says will better serve the needs of educators.

NextTier Launches College Search Platform

NextTier Education has launched a new platform designed to help students, counselors and parents in the college search, planning an application processes.

Aspen Institute Launches National Commission Advocating Social and Emotional Development

The nonprofit Aspen Institute has launched a National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development. The commission will advance a new vision for what constitutes success in schools: the full integration of social, emotional and academic development to ensure every student is prepared to thrive in school and in life.

Oakland USD Opens New STEM Academy

Oakland Unified School District in California plans to open its new Computer Science and Technology Academy at Skyline High School.

Online Data Tool Points Chicago High Schoolers toward College

A new initiative is intended to close the gap between the number of students in Chicago Public Schools who aspire to earn a college degree (75 percent) and those who are projected to do so within 10 years of starting high school (18 percent). The To&Through Project is a joint effort of the Urban Education Institute and Network for College Success, both organizations based at the University of Chicago.

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