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.

Brian Lewis Steps Down as CEO of ISTE

Brian Lewis is no longer CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education, the ed tech organization announced this week. No reason was given for his departure.

30 Middle Schools to Pilot OER Math Curricula

Open Up Resources is introducing mathematics curricula in 30 middle schools across five school districts this school year.

Otus Taps Authentica to Improve Data Flow

Otus is the latest learning management system maker to partner with Authentica Solutions, a company that provides tools for data authentication and management.

New AIR Report Offers Vision for Accomplishing STEM for All

An aspirational vision for STEM education is set out in a 73-page report just issued by the American Institutes of Research and written by one of the foremost national experts on the subject.

Newest NMC/CoSN Horizon K-12 Report Emphasizes Kids as Creators

Over the next year K-12 will be placing more emphasis on coding as a form of literacy and on students as creators. Schools that don't already have makerspaces will want to get them and online learning will start to look like something that's typical rather than out of the norm. Those are the "short-term" trends and technologies that surfaced in the 2016 K-12 Edition of the NMC/CoSN Horizon Report.

200-Plus Organizations Support CSforAll at White House Summit

The College Board, the National Science Foundation and CSNYC were a few of the organizations that announced new commitments at a summit celebrating President Obama’s Computer Science for All initiative.

East Central U Adopts Makerspace for Teacher Training

East Central University in Oklahoma has implemented a makerspace lab in its Department of Education to teach practicing and preservice educators how to set up and facilitate a makerspace in the classroom.

KidPass Launches New Platform in NYC to Help Parents

KidPass, a New York-based website and activity booking service, has launched a new platform — the first subscription service featuring an extensive and comprehensive directory of kids’ classes in New York City, available now to parents in all five boroughs of the city. KidPass plans to expand to five additional cities soon, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Chicago.

Worldwide Public Cloud Services to Grow 17 Percent in 2016

The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.2 percent in 2016 to total $208.6 billion, up from $178 billion in 2015, according to recent reports by tech market research firm Gartner.

Edmission Debuts Web App for Personalized College Search Help

Edmission has launched a new web app for its online personalized college admission planning service.

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