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.
DreamBox Learning has updated its K-8 math curriculum with a new tool, AssignFocus, designed to help teachers create personalized assignments aligned to their curriculum.
NEC Display Solutions has unveiled a 55-inch display, the MultiSync X554HB, designed for use in areas with high ambient lighting.
Pasco Scientific, provider of STEM education resources, has launched the "Reimagine the Classroom" daily giveaway contest, awarding $600 packages of sensors and software each day for 50 days.
A competition has been launched to retrieve the best ideas educators have to make use of funds provided for professional learning by the federal government's Every Student Succeeds Act.
The Orange County Department of Education has established a 100 gigabit-per-second dark fiber network connection, which will provide its 27 school districts with high speed Internet connectivity to support digital learning initiatives.
A California-based company has launched a new camera that can live stream virtual reality to websites and VR headsets.
Pearson has launched a series of webinars focused on ways that online and blended learning can help students prepare for the demands of postsecondary education and the workforce.
Edgenuity and Renaissance Learning have partnered to integrate the latter's Star Assessments with Edgenuity MyPath.
A program sponsored by the U.S. Army will help teachers of underserved populations improve their STEM teaching skills.
Each year about 485,000 people leave high school before they get a diploma. Students drop out for myriad reasons: They struggle in classes, have personal or family obligations, don't see the connection between school and their lives or, quite simply, the school environment has become unsupportive. A new report examines the use of blended learning as a strategy for pulling these students, aged 16 to 24, back into high school for completion or an equivalent credential.
- By Dian Schaffhauser