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.


New Tools to Support Reentry for Previously Incarcerated Youth & Adults

As part of National Reentry Week, the U.S. government announced $5.7 million in grants and a new toolkit aimed at helping previously incarcerated youth and adults transition back into the general population.

iNACOL To Host Webinar on Designing Personalized PD for Personalized Learning

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning will host a free webinar, Powerful, Personalized PD for Teachers, next month focused on designing individualized professional development for personalized learning.

Highlight Personalized Learning Platform Adds New Content Providers

Education Elements has added three new content resource providers to its list of about two dozen already available on its personalized learning platform.

Urban Teachers Program Expands to Dallas-Fort Worth

The alternative teacher certificate program that has adopted the medical school model will start with 100 teachers in Dallas-Fort Worth in the fall.

CEOs, Governors Ask Congress To Commit $250 Million for K-12 Computer Science

A consortium of business leaders and politicians has asked Congress to fund computer science education, committing nearly $50 million in private contributions to the initiative.

We Have the Data, Now We Need To Personalize Learning

Schools have been collecting data on students through standardized tests and other means for years, but teachers, parents and other stakeholders in students' development often don't have the opportunity to use that data to help meet individual students' needs, according to a new report from the Data Quality Campaign.

Dell and Aerohive Collaborate on New Hybrid Network System

Dell and Aerohive have launched a hybrid network system with new cloud-managed wired and wireless capabilities. The system has already been adopted by Queen Margaret's School in Canada and Movement Mortgage in the U.S.

ThingLink Debuts VR Content App for Schools

ThingLink has debuted a new virtual reality content app, VR lessons, designed for teachers, parents and students in elementary school.

10 Shmoop Courses Earn A-G Approval

Ten online courses from digital publisher Shmoop have recently earned a-g approval from the University of California, bringing the total number of a-g courses offered by the company to 20.

Report: Parents Overestimate Children's Academic Achievement, Need Tools To Guide their Education

Most parents want their children to go to college, and most also believe their child is performing at or above grade level, but their beliefs about their children's academic achievement doesn't reflect national assessment data, according to a new report from Learning Heroes.

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