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.


Lockheed Martin Gives $800,000 to Denver Public Schools to Expand STEM

Lockheed Martin is investing $800,000 in Denver Public Schools (DPS) to expand STEM programming and education. Since 2007, Lockheed Martin has committed $6 million to expand Project Lead the Way programs in school districts nationally.

NJEFP Helps New Jersey School Districts Connect with Donors

The New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership has adopted an online platform designed to connect school districts with donors.

Alatec Acquires USi, Relaunches as Ignite

Huntsville, AL-based Alatec has acquired education IT service provider USi as a wholly owned subsidiary. The new combined company has been rebranded as Ignite.

New Report Offers Tech Blueprint for Student-Centric Learning

The traditional course management system isn't cutting it for schools trying to implement a student-centered learning model, according to a new report from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.

Nashville School Uses Augmented Reality

J.E. Moss Elementary School, a Title I school in Nashville, has adopted an augmented reality program, Letters alive, to help improve reading skills in one of its kindergarten classes.

Report: Games and Online Video Gain Traction in Education

Nearly half of all teachers — 48 percent — are using games in their instruction now, according to a new Speak Up research report released by Project Tomorrow. That’s more than double the percentage from five years ago.

Pennsylvania School Districts Implement Single Comprehensive Student Platform

The partnership merges the student technology from ProgressBook and the instructional support of IU29.

Parents, Teachers, Students Split on Overtesting

Parents, students and teachers have radically different views on the value of time spent on tests. According to a new poll conducted by Gallup on behalf of the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), while 83 percent of teachers surveyed said they think students spend too much time on tests, 75 percent of students and 52 percent of parents said they think students spend the right amount of time or not enough time on them.

Gale Offers Science Curriculum-Aligned, Digital Resource with 3D Capabilities

The company’s new product allows instructors to incorporate digital and 3D content into the classroom that is mapped to national science curriculum.

Blackboard Web Community Schools Get TeacherLists Integration

In time for the 2016-2017 school year Blackboard's K-12 web content management system will now include the ability to post school supply lists from TeacherLists.

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