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.


LearnLaunch Unveils Cohort of Ed Tech Startups for Breakthrough Program

LearnLaunch Accelerator has unveiled the first cohort of its second fund for ed tech startup companies and three new venture partners to the investment team.

E Ink Debuts Largest ePaper Display With Low Power Costs

E Ink has unveiled the largest commercially available active matrix ePaper module.

HTC Vive Showcases VR Education Experiences at CES 2017

HTC Vive will be demonstrating more than 30 virtual reality experiences at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place in Las Vegas this week (Jan. 5-8).

Report: Digital Curriculum Spending up 25% in 2016, Most Schools to Increase in 2017

A new survey from The Learning Counsel finds that nearly four in five students have access to a computing device for "a good portion of the school day" or longer.

Augmented and Virtual Reality Shipments to Double Each Year Through 2020

Augmented and virtual reality headset sales will see a compound annual growth rate of 108.3 percent from 2015 to 2020, according to a new report from International Data Corp.

Report: Wearable Devices Not Useful Enough

Wearable computing devices need to be more useful to drive adoption, according to a new survey from Gartner.

Barnes & Noble to Host Educator Appreciation Days

Barnes & Noble is celebrating pre-K—12 educators by hosting several events and offering a number of discounts on books, toys and games available in store and online.

Web App Offers Data on North Carolina Schools

A nonprofit organization of parents who advocate for school choice in North Carolina has released NC Schools Around Me, a web-based application to help families in the state easily find education data on schools in their area.

ED Launches 2 New Grant Programs to Encourage Diverse Schools

The United States Department of Education has launched Opening Doors, Expanding Opportunities and the 2017 Magnet Schools Assistance Program, two new initiatives designed to encourage socioeconomically diverse schools.

PARCC Releases Actual Test Items

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers has yet again released test items from its 2015-2016 assessments. The content includes actual questions from last year's exams and covers grades 3—8.

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