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.


New Journal Launches for STEM Educators

Connected Science Learning, an online journal, will focus on effective programs, practices and partnerships in STEM education.

Small California District Grows Into 1-to-1 Program

A school district in the Central Valley of California is gradually working its way toward a district-wide 1-to-1 program.

Teacher Uses Skype To Teach Students about the Holocaust

A Virginia teacher uses video conferencing to share the personal story of his parents with middle school students on multiple campuses.

U Illinois Expands STEM Mentorship Program for Middle, High School Students

The University of Illinois is expanding a mentorship program, Tech Wizards, designed to teach local students aged 8-17 about STEM topics.

Turnitin Adds AP Exam Prompts for Revision Assistant

Turnitin Revision Assistant has added new prompts designed to help students prepare for the Advanced Placement World History and English Language and Composition exams.

OverDrive Debuts E-Book Service for Elementary Schools

OverDrive, a company that provides an e-book and audiobook platform for schools, has launched K-5 QuickStart, a collection of 200 e-books designed to help encourage reading among students in elementary school.

Report: Using Ed Tech to Boost Development of Social-Emotional Learning Skills

Educational technology can help students develop social and emotional learning skills such as collaboration, communication and problem solving, which are critical factors for success in the 21st century job market, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum, prepared in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group.

Report: Detachables To Drive Tablet Growth Through 2020

Detachable tablets will nearly quadruple, as a share of the tablet market, from 8 percent to 30 percent in 2020, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp.

U.S. Education Department Makes Push for $1.1 Billion in CTE Funding

The United States Department of Education is looking to re-up a $1.1 billion investment in career and technical education.

$200,000 CTE Makeover Challenge Kicks Off

The United States Department of Education has announced a new competition called the Career Technical Education (CTE) Makeover Challenge.

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