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.


The Good and Bad: How ESSA State Plans are Faring

The ESSA accountability portions of state plans submitted so far to the U.S. Department of Education have much merit in them, but they also have plenty of "opportunities for improvement," according to an assessment undertaken recently by Bellwether Education Partners in partnership with the Collaborative for Student Success.

Personalized Learning Residency Places Teachers at Summit Public Schools

Summit Public Schools (SPS), known for its personalized learning model used by 300-plus schools across the United States, Thursday launched a new teacher residency program that places residents at SPS sites to engage in project-based learning.

Cloud and Mobile to Drive Increase in IT Spending

According to the latest Worldwide Black Book forecast from International Data Corp., worldwide IT spending will increase by 4.5 percent in 2017, rebounding from last year's growth of 2.5 percent.

LearnZillion Partners with D2L to Help Create Blended Learning Experiences

LearnZillion, a K–12 curriculum-as-a-service (CaaS) company, is partnering with Canadian ed tech company D2L to integrate LearnZillion’s standards-aligned curricula into D2L’s Brightspace Lessons learning management system (LMS).

Nonprofit Mouse Launching STEM Courses, Teaching New Tech Skills

Mouse, a New York-based nonprofit, is launching a handful of STEM courses this fall, aimed at teaching students new skills based on cutting edge technology.

Code.org Releases Free CS Course for Grades 7-9

Code.org, which runs Hour to Code, has released new curriculum for grades 7 to 9, along with teacher guidance.

Call for Entries for Maker Faire San Diego 2017

The third annual Maker Faire San Diego, Oct. 7-8, in Balboa Park, is now open for entries. This family friendly, two-day event, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., welcomes a variety of diverse, out-of-the-box ideas from makers, inventors, tinkerers, do-it-yourselfers and hackers.

America's Cup Partners with Science from Scientists on STEAM Curriculum

Science from Scientists (SfS) recently partnered with the America's Cup Endeavour Program in an effort to interest students in Bermuda in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

Kentucky Initiative Wants K–12, College Students to Reach for Cloud Careers

With more than 1.3 million positions in computer and mathematical occupations expected to be open by 2022, the Kentucky Department of Education, Amazon Web Services, Project Lead the Way and others are taking action to build a pipeline of talent for a cloud-enabled future workforce.

Net Neutrality Fight Takes Over the Web Today

The latest fight for net neutrality has officially begun. On one side of the ring stands FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Trump appointee who controls a majority of votes for any decisions currently made by the Federal Communications Commission.

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