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.


GPA Versus Exam Scores: What's Better in Predicting College Success?

High school GPA is a better predictor of college success than standardized exam scores among students heading directly into higher ed from high school. But among those who delay their college entry, the same isn't necessarily the case; it depends on the type of test and the subject under consideration.

Indiana Schools Superintendent Awards Technology Grants

The Indiana Department of Education has awarded grants to 32 school districts to help boost students’ use of technology in the classroom, according to the Associated Press.

Report: Global E-Learning Market to Grow 7.2% Over Next Decade

The global e-learning market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of about 7.2 percent over the next decade to reach approximately $325 billion by 2025, according to a recent report by tech market research firm ReportLinker.

High-Tech Sleep Pods Help New Mexico Students

In New Mexico, two high schools in the Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) district and two in the Gadsden Independent School District (GISD) are using sleep pods — EnergyPods made by MetroNaps.

NASA, Google Expeditions Celebrate Women in STEM With Virtual Tour

To celebrate International Women’s Day Wednesday and Women’s History Month in March, NASA and Google Expeditions have teamed up to launch a series of virtual experiences that bring students into the careers of seven women working in STEM.

Maryland District Streams Live, Captioned Content on YouTube for Parents, Students, Staff

Among the day-long schedule for MCPS-TV is a live, interactive call-in show hosted by the school system's teachers. "Homework Hotline Live!" encourages students to phone, text or email homework questions to MCPS teachers, and then watch and listen as the teachers work through their questions.

Kids See Racial and Gender Bias in the News and Prefer to Get News Through Social Media

Kids value the news, yet a majority surveyed feel neglected and misrepresented by the news. They also see racial and gender bias in the news, and prefer to get their news through social media. These were some of the findings in a recent report by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization.

Google Cloud Acquires Kaggle, Releases New Machine Learning Products

Google Cloud has acquired Kaggle, home to the world’s largest community of data scientists and machine learning enthusiasts. Google Cloud is also releasing new machine learning products, including a Video Intelligence API that automatically recognizes objects in videos and makes them searchable and discoverable.

Orange County (FL), Austin and San Diego SDs Adopt Canvas LMS

Three large American school districts have recently adopted Canvas by Instructure as their primary learning management system (LMS). Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) in Florida, San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) in California and Austin Independent School District (AISD) in Texas have all chosen Canvas as their LMS.

Council for Economic Education Releases New Content for Minecraft Education

The New York-based Council for Economic Education (CEE) has released new content for Minecraft: Education Edition, produced by Mojang and Microsoft.

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