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.


Canvas Adds Intellify Analytics

Instructure and Intellify have partnered in an effort to provide more data-driven insights into student learning and achievement.

Survey: Common Core Stress Down

Teachers are less stressed about the Common Core or about teacher accountability requirements this year than they were last year, according to this year's Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Educator Confidence Report.

Educational Inequities Research Draws Attention by New Penn State Center

A new center at Penn State will become a repository for data and research on the topic of inequity and the go-to source for evaluating programs and policies intended to address the disparities in order to identify those that have the best impact.

Maine District Selects Combined SIS LMS Assessment Platform

Maine Regional School Unit #74 plans to implement a combined student information system, learning management system and assessment platform.

ClassDojo Launches Parental Engagement Tool

ClassDojo has launched Student Stories, a new tool that allows students to easily add images and videos to their portfolios and share them with their families.

D2L Selects Brightspace Excellence Award Winners

D2L has selected the winners of the 2016 Brightspace Excellence Awards, including three Awards for Excellence, one Excellence in Integrations and Extensibility Award and one Excellence Award for Accessibility.

Free Webinar for K–12 Educators and Administrators to Cover Best Tech Practices

The cloud-based learning platform itslearning will host a free tech webinar for K–12 educators and administrators at 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST) Wednesday, July 27. The webinar, available on the itslearning website, will examine best practices in selecting and implementing learning technologies.

Stanford Debuts Online Communication Course for K-12 Teachers

Stanford University's Graduate School of Education has launched a new online course, Effective Conversation in the Classroom, designed to help educators learn to create rich and meaningful conversations in their classrooms.

Portland SD Streamlines Student Enrollment Process

Registration Gateway has enabled Portland Public Schools to eliminate paper registration, and have instant access to student information.

Volcano School to Pilot Blended Learning

The Volcano School of Arts and Sciences, a state public charter school in Hawaii, is piloting a blended learning program in the upcoming school year.

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