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.


InFocus Intros Smartphone-Sized PC

InFocus today announced a new ultra-portable PC that can connect to an iPad, iPhone, PC monitor, display or projector.

Virtual Tour to Honor Shakespeare's Legacy

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Discovery Education will host a free virtual field trip for students worldwide on April 22.

Microsoft Builds Out Education Offering with 'Classroom'

Omaha Public Schools is piloting a new online service from Microsoft for teachers who use the education edition of Office 365 Education. Microsoft Classroom, currently in preview mode, offers course management features through a homepage where educators can post announcements, assignments with due dates, calendar events and reminders.

Maine Township High SD Virtualizes Windows

Maine Township High School District in Chicago is using virtualization to give teachers access to a consistent desktop environment from any device.

California District To Save $6.3 Million with Solar Power

California's Grossmont Union High School District will install a 1.1-megawatt solar power system estimated to save $6.3 million in electricity costs over the next two decades.

Ed Tech Spending Increases by 7 Percent

Education technology hardware spending increased globally by 7 percent in 2015, according to a new report.

STEM Grant Goes to NY Project to Embed Programming into Physics

A consortium of organizations has been funded to help 9th grade science teachers integrate computer programming and computational thinking into their physics classes.

Duncanville ISD Deploys New SIS

Duncanville Independent School District in Texas has implemented a new student information system (SIS) that is fully integrated with its business management suite.

Research: Credit Recovery Students Do Worse in Online Algebra Classes than Face-to-Face

Summer school students studying Algebra I online for credit recovery don't do as well as those in traditional classes. The results of a study done by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research found that more students in the face-to-face courses earned passing grades and scored higher in end-of-course assessments than learners doing their studies strictly online.

Samsung Names Solve for Tomorrow Contest Winners

Samsung has chosen the five winners of its annual Solve for Tomorrow Contest to boost enthusiasm in science, technology, engineering and math topics among K-12 students.

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