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.


52 New York Schools Get Funding in Program to Boost Technology

New York state is beefing up funding and support for classroom technology, high-tech security and connectivity in its public schools. On Wednesday, the first 52 school projects were approved, with $45 million from the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act that was approved by voters.

RIT's SMASH Experience for Girls Wins STEM Award

A summer STEM program at the Rochester Institute of Technology for girls in middle school is winning some recognition from a local organization.

Gale Unveils American Fiction Archive Addition to Primary Sources Collection

Gale has added a new archive, American Fiction, 1774-1920, to its Primary Sources program.

5 Ways Teachers Are Opening Up the World to Special Education Through Technology

Teachers who work with special needs students are finding that technology can not only broaden their students' experiences but engage them in learning, help them retain information, improve their socialization and boost their self-esteem.

PowerSchool Acquires Tienet Special Ed Case Management Solution

Ed tech provider PowerSchool has acquired Tienet from Maximus. Tienet is a web-based case management system for special education.

Dremel 3D Printer Adds Mobile Printing from iOS and Android Devices

Dremel has rolled out two new mobile apps for its latest 3D printer that allow users to print 3D models and monitor printers remotely. The company will also launch a program to give free 3D printers to education "ambassadors."

Blended Learning Program Helps English Language Learners Rise to Grade-Level Reading Proficiency

A pilot program for second-grade classes at an elementary school with a predominantly ELL student population saw promising results using Lexia Reading Core5.

Interactive Whiteboards Facing Steep Decline Globally

Global sales of interactive whiteboards are facing a steep decline in the next decade, according to a new market report published by Future Market Insights, a U.K.-based research firm.

CareerVillage Partners with Dell to Produce TechWeek

CareerVillage, a nonprofit that aims to help low-income students better prepare for their future, is teaming up with Dell to produce TechWeek, an online networking campaign from May 16 to 20. Dell is giving CareerVillage $100,000 to aid in its mission.

Monroe College Offers Coding Instruction to NYC Students

In an effort to get local students interested in coding and programming, New York's Monroe College is launching a free, 12-week summer Coding Academy at its Bronx campus.

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