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.


DeVos: We're Just 'Scratching the Surface' of Ed with Tech

The new Secretary of the Department of Education told an audience of education innovators that she believed the role of technology in education has just begun to "scratch the surface," particularly in bringing "new opportunities" to rural populations.

Nebraska Department of Ed Signs with New Provider for Most Online Testing

The agency is making the change after suffering through several years of problems with its online testing systems.

National Contest Challenges High Schoolers' Virtual Business Moxie

Participants that showed up in Southern California took written challenges, performed role-play events and tested real-world business strategies modeled in Virtual Business.

Teacher Survey: Career Changers Bring Fresh Perspectives to the Profession but Struggle with Classroom Management

A solid third of teachers (34 percent) changed careers to get into the education field. A third of those (36 percent) came from business and management jobs. Among the career changers, 36 percent said they'd always wanted to be a teacher; another 31 percent said they sought a change of pace; and 23 percent said teaching offered a more flexible schedule.

Is Effective Ed Tech Implementation Extremely Important? Depends Who's Being Asked

A new report out from Project Tomorrow revealed a substantial disconnect between teachers and administrators on technology implementations in schools. The report also highlighted a dearth of systemic change resulting from ed tech adoptions.

Intelitek Introduces Coding Platform for Virtual and Real Robots

The new CoderZ online learning environment teaches students to code in a virtual environment and can also be configured with many physical robots, like the Lego Mindstorms Education EV3.

Transforming Learning Spaces With (or Without) Technology: 7 Questions With Robert Dillon

Robert Dillon is a an expert in K–12 learning spaces, and loves to explore the intersections of technology and learning space design.

FAFSA Tax Info Transfer Tool Down Until October

A tool that makes it easier for students to apply for federal financial aid won't be back up until Oct. 1, 2017. However, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA itself is still up and running.

CTE Reauthorization Draws Congressional Attention

Even as Congress faces the challenge of funding the federal government for a few more months, some legislators have also turned their attention to a revamp of the law covering career and technical education.

Blackboard Learn Gains Accessibility, Mobile Features

Blackboard today announced a variety of updates to Blackboard Learn, the company's flagship learning management system.

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