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.

iNACOL to Host Free Webinar on Instuctional Tools for Personalized learning

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will offer a free webinar focused on instructional tools for personalized learning next month.

JourneyEd.com Offers Tech Leasing Program for Schools

JourneyEd.com, a reseller of education technology, has launched a new technology leasing service for K-12 and higher education.

MakerBot Launches New 3D Printing Products

MakerBot has introduced a number of new 3D printer products it says will better serve the needs of educators.

NextTier Launches College Search Platform

NextTier Education has launched a new platform designed to help students, counselors and parents in the college search, planning an application processes.

Aspen Institute Launches National Commission Advocating Social and Emotional Development

The nonprofit Aspen Institute has launched a National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development. The commission will advance a new vision for what constitutes success in schools: the full integration of social, emotional and academic development to ensure every student is prepared to thrive in school and in life.

Oakland USD Opens New STEM Academy

Oakland Unified School District in California plans to open its new Computer Science and Technology Academy at Skyline High School.

Online Data Tool Points Chicago High Schoolers toward College

A new initiative is intended to close the gap between the number of students in Chicago Public Schools who aspire to earn a college degree (75 percent) and those who are projected to do so within 10 years of starting high school (18 percent). The To&Through Project is a joint effort of the Urban Education Institute and Network for College Success, both organizations based at the University of Chicago.

Wyoming District Turns to Blended Learning to Bring Readers to Grade Level

Wyoming's Albany County School District #1 will deploy a blended reading program in an effort to ensure that all students are reading at or above grade level.

Elk Grove USD Adopts SIS to Help Meet Mandates and Fulfill District's Vision

Elk Grove Unified School District in California plans to implement a new student information system with an integrated gradebook, parent and student portals, scheduling capabilities and an online registration system.

Performance Matters Taps DeeperDive to Expand Teacher PD Content

Performance Matters has partnered with DeeperDive Learning to add new content to its Truenorthlogic PD program.

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