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.
A newly launched online toolkit is making data on schools in Florida (and beyond) easy to find and interpret through the use of interactive data visualization tools.
The company has added support for Google Cardboard and launched a new homepage for web-based VR experiments.
Common Sense Kids Action, an advocacy platform of the nonprofit Common Sense Media, has joined a coalition of more than 55 civil rights, immigration, education, youth, health, labor and LGBTQ organizations to oppose the passage of California Assembly Bill 165.
A fifth grade teacher from Montana reflects on how Soundtrap helped an unmotivated, unfocused student discover his voice and passion.
- By Shelley Emslie
California’s graduation rate increased for the seventh consecutive year and was at a record high for the class of 2016, with 83.2 percent of seniors graduating, according to statistics released this week by the California Department of Education.
Virtual schools have expanded and proliferated in the United States, despite poor performance, lack of research support and inadequate policies, according to a report released this week by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC).
Versal, a San Francisco-based learning platform for companies and educators, has just released Versal 3.0. It’s designed to encourage the sharing of knowledge in new and creative ways and engage learners on different levels.
California’s Fallbrook Union Elementary School District has entered into a new partnership with Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development for K–12 classrooms.
A new, technology-infused learning center from Rasmussen College will offer broadband connectivity, computer workstations and academic coaching to high school students at Chicago Public Schools, college students and local community members.
The NoVo Foundation, Education First, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors are awarding grants to individual teachers and school systems for "teacher-led projects that foster social-emotional skills in students in grades PK-12." Grants of $5,000 will be awarded to individual teachers, and grants of $25,000 will be made available to districts and charters. The deadline is only 10 days away.