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.

Montgomery County Schools To Save $200,000 Annually with Solar

Maryland's Montgomery County Public School System is going solar with a 2.8-megawatt project at eight schools.

Scientific Learning, Kiko Labs Partner on School Prep

Scientific Learning and Kiko Labs have partnered to release Kiko's Thinking Time, a new iPad app designed to help improve school readiness for pre-K learners.

Students 2 Science Debuts Virtual Labs

Students 2 Science, a nonprofit that brings K-12 students to a professional chemistry laboratory for hands-on learning, has launched a Virtual Lab Program.

SETDA Creates Digital Materials Acquisition Policy Portal

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has created a free, online portal designed to help school and district leaders implement digital instructional materials more effectively and efficiently.

Mobile, PC Slowdown Contributing to Decline in Semiconductors

Semiconductors are being revised downward, falling into negative territory for the first time since 2012, an indication of an ongoing decline in smart phones, tablets and traditional computing devices.

Tennessee Makes Online STEM Career Curriculum Available to all Middle Schools

The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, a public-private partnership between the Tennessee Department of Education and Battelle Education, has secured legislative support to make a supplemental science, technology, engineering and math career awareness curriculum available to all middle schools in the state at no cost.

Mac and Windows PCs Climb in U.S. as Worldwide Shipments Tank

Even as shipments of traditional computers tumble around the world, shipments of OS X- and Windows-based computers managed to climb slightly in the United States in the third quarter.

Modo Labs' Kurogo Platform Gets an Update

Mobile engagement company Modo Labs today unveiled version 2.5 of its Kurogo platform, technology that allows both technical and non-technical users to create mobile apps.

Survey: Teachers Deserve Higher Pay

A survey conducted by the Harris Poll found three out of five Americans believe teachers are underpaid.

Wearable Device Can Make Any Space Interactive

The Bird, which can be attached to a user's finger, reflects the wearer's position in space, pointing direction, hand posture, voice commands and pressure levels.