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.


Khan Academy Launches Free Challenge to Improve Growth Mindset

The six-week challenge is designed to get students in grades 3-12 started on the right foot this school year.

PeopleAdmin and Tableau Unlock Next-Level Recruitment Insights for Districts

Tableau's analytics — which Gartner rated highly for innovating business intelligence — will be integrated into PeopleAdmin’s TalentEd solution, which helps school districts automate and streamline talent management functions.

New Mexico Schools Close in on Fiber-Fast Internet Goals

Almost two years after announcing plans to bring high-speed internet to every classroom by 2018, the governor of Next Mexico said 99 percent of the state's public schools now have access to broadband, primarily through fiber optic connections.

Deadline Looms for $5,000 STEM and Tech Grants

Educators and parent groups have less than three weeks to apply for $2,000 to $5,000 grants from the Lowe's Small Toolbox for Education grant program.

Report: SPED Classification Rates Vary Widely

Fifty-six percent of respondents told researchers the number of students classified as special education was appropriate, and only 21 percent said somewhat fewer students should be classified within their system. Seventeen percent said somewhat more students should receive classification.

Cornell Engineering Debuts Online Collaboration Space for Makers in Grades 6-12

The new site offers tools for users to meet other makers, learn about engineering disciplines, share projects or meet mentors among Cornell graduate students, alumni and professors.

NSTA Releases STEM Curriculum Series Focused on Innovation

The National Science Teachers Association’s NSTA Press has released the first five books of its new STEM Road Map Curriculum Series for K–12.

Learners Edge Debuts Cumulative Badges for Teacher PD

The badges are based on the Open Badge standards and will be issued to users as they are awarded grades to be displayed or otherwise shared.

European Game-based Learning Study Underway Across 5 Countries

European Schoolnet, a network of 31 European Ministries of Education based in Belgium, is working with gaming company Triseum on the research effort. Over the 2017-2018 school year, teachers and students will utilize the company’s ARTé: Mecenas and Variant: Limits games during class to understand core calculus concepts.

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