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.

PowerSchool Acquires Chalkable to Incorporate Student Behavior Tools

The K–12 education solutions provider will implement Chalkable’s incentive and reinforcement tools, in an effort to teach students social skills that can foster a positive classroom environment.

Global Classroom Display Market Expected to Grow 30% by 2020

The global classroom displays market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 30.04 percent during the period 2016-2020, according to a new report by Dublin-based firm Research and Markets.

SETDA Pushes for Equal Access to Technology, Interstate Agency Cooperation in New Strategic Plan

The State Educational Technology Directors Association has published its new strategic plan to reflect the current position of education technology as an integral component of curriculum, instruction and professional development.

New Program Delivers First Certified Flipped Educators

Less than a month after the Flipped Learning Global Initiative announced a new certification track, the organization has its first group of 16 credential holders.

LearnZillion Beefs up District Focus

An education technology company that provides free digital lessons aligned to the Common Core has restructured its site to better address the unique needs of its two constituents: teachers and districts.

Texas Charter System Outsources Data Work to Certica

A Texas school system is handing off the work of data management to a software-as-a-service provider.

New York City Gets Ed Tech Festival

New York City is getting its own education innovation conference.

Video Messaging Company Vidku Changes Name to Flipgrid

Vidku, the Minneapolis-based mobile video messaging company that serves educators and businesses, has renamed itself Flipgrid in recognition of its flagship platform.

U.S. Sets High School Graduation Rate Record

The United States has set a new record for high school graduation rates and the White House points to the ConnectED and CSforAll initiatives as some of the key signs of progress.

Triumph Learning Adds Customized Assessments, New Media Resources to Coach Digital

Triumph Learning has introduced an enhanced version of its Coach Digital teacher toolbox, a collection of instructional materials that teachers can use in the K-12 classroom.

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