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.


Lenovo Intros Modular ThinkPad Tablet

Modules that can be purchased separately will turn the new ThinkPad X1 into a laptop, projector or 3D camera.

Pennsylvania School for Students with Hearing Disabilities Renovates Classrooms

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children has gone public with its recent renovation of a section of the Lourdesmont School, which it bought in 2011.

New NEC Displays Can Control Multiple Monitors

NEC Display Solutions has introduced two new displays that allow users to control as many as six displays at once.

Cornell Tech Partners with K-8 School To Rev Teacher Computer Science Skills

A public elementary and middle school has teamed up with a college in its area to deliver professional development to help teachers add computer science activities into their curriculum.

Smart Technologies Joins Google Education Partner Program

Smart Technologies, the makers of Smart Boards and other collaboration solutions, has joined Google's Education Technology Partner Program.

Teachers: We Want More Control over Ed Tech Decisions

A survey conducted by a teacher marketplace and an education technology "accelerator" found that while only 38 percent of teachers currently have a role in the decision-making process of ed tech, 63 percent want to be in charge of those decisions.

NYU Steinhardt To Launch Online Teacher Residency Program

The online graduate education program will include video observation of classroom instruction by NYU faculty at a distance.

Arkansas Adopts New Online English Language Learner Assessments

Arkansas will expand its use of digital tools to conduct its English language proficiency assessments in spring 2016 following field trials last year.

Canvas Teams with GoSignMeUp To Streamline PD

LMS maker Instructure and registration software maker GoSignMeUp will integrate systems to give one-stop service for professional development.

Battelle Debuts Active Shooter Response System

A global non-profit research and development organization has taken on the challenge of how to identify when an active shooter situation has begun and how building occupants and public safety people should respond.

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