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.


Flipped Initiative Launches First Certification Track

A new organization dedicated to improving the practices of the flipped classroom has introduced a certification program intended to give teachers and administrators a foundational understanding.

Report Builds Case for Failure in Teacher PD

Districts tend to spend an average of $18,000 per teacher each year on professional development, and up to 10 percent of the school year — as many as 19 school days per year. According to a new report from MDR EdNET Insight, which performs and reports on education research, that adds up to an $18 billion PD market.

Wyoming State Board of Education Approves New Science Standards

For the first time in 13 years, Wyoming has proposed new science standards for K–12 public schools. The standards are modeled after Next Generation Science Standards, with input from the National Science Teachers Association and public stakeholders.

PBS Kids Launches Child-Friendly Election Website

PBS Kids has launched a kid-friendly website, PBS Kids You Choose, for ages 6-8 that provides children with relevant, nonpartisan information through interactive exploration and video.

Flipped Learning Organization Recruits Ambassadors

An organization launched in June to expand the use of the flipped classroom has selected a sizable group of "ambassadors" to promote the practice in their own communities.

EBSCO Launches Content Management System for Libraries

EBSCO Information Services has launched Stacks, a hosted content management system for libraries, and Stacks Mobile, a native app for iOS and Android devices.

Duke Energy Powers K–12 Schools with Solar Energy Grants

A new program from North Carolina power company Duke Energy involves a $300,000 investment for up to 10 schools to implement solar photovoltaic systems at their schools and expand renewable energy education.

Photomath App Update Solves Handwritten Math Problems

Photomath, a free app for iOS and Android devices, enables students to take photos of their handwritten math equations and receive step-by-step instructions for solving the problem.

Math for America Commits $2.5 Million to CS4All

The donation from New York-based Math for America will help train nearly 5,000 surrounding area teachers, as part of a citywide initiative to bring computer science education to all 1.1 million New York City public school students.

New NEC LED Displays Designed for Long-Distance Viewing

NEC Display Solutions of America has launched a new line of direct-view LED displays designed to be easily viewed from long distances, making them suitable for outdoor signage on building exteriors and indoors in large auditoriums or lecture halls.

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