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.


STEM Career Program to Place High Schoolers with Cancer Researchers

The program, the Emperor Science Award, now in its second year, will award 100 high school students with mentoring opportunities that will include placement with a "university-level research scientist on a rewarding multi-week cancer research project." Winners will also receive a Google Chromebook and will be eligible for a stipend of up to $1,500 to cover expenses.

Discovery Education to Present Two Free PD Events in SF and Seattle

Discovery Education, a provider of digital content and professional development (PD) for K–12 classrooms, invites superintendents and educators nationwide to participate in Powerful Practices: The Instructional Leadership Experience. These two, free, one day interactive PD events will take place Feb. 24 in San Francisco and March 10 in Seattle, WA.

PD Learning Network and CA Assoc. of Latino Superintendents Launch New ESSA Online PD Course

The PD Learning Network (PDLN) and California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA) have launched a new online professional development (PD) course for educators under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Schoolzilla Launches District Progress Monitoring Tool on K–12 Data Platform

Schoolzilla's Mosaic platform, which helps school districts aggregate district and student data, has launched a new tool that helps school leaders easily track district performance indicators.

Corpus Christi ISD Expands Literacy Program to All Elementary Schools

After running a successful pilot program in 13 schools, Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD) is expanding the use of two online reading intervention programs from Scientific Learning to all 37 elementary schools for this semester.

Sony Intros New Collaboration Tool, 2 New Laser Projectors

Sony has added two new projectors to its LaserLite line and unveiled a new collaboration tool designed to facilitate active learning.

ED Secretary Nominee Narrowly Wins Committee Vote

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions narrowly approved the nomination of Betsy DeVos Tuesday for secretary of the United States Department of Education (ED). The committee voted 12-11 to approve President Donald Trump’s pick to head the ED, splitting along party lines.

Dropbox Introduces New Products for Teamwork

Dropbox today introduced several products and business packages designed for collaboration and teamwork.

Coweta County School System in Georgia Piloting Labdisc Portable STEM Lab

The Coweta County School System in Georgia is piloting the Labdisc portable STEM lab from Boxlight, as part of efforts to prepare for Georgia’s new science standards and usher in a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to its classrooms.

NEC Introduces 4 LCD Installation Projectors With Advanced Picture Processing

NEC Display Solutions of America today unveiled a new line of LCD installation projectors that provide UHD Blu-Ray and 4K content support.

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