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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.


39 California Schools Win Grants for Energy Education

Thirty-nine schools in California have been selected to receive grants ranging from $1,000-$10,000 for helping students understand renewable energy.

Hypersign Upgrades Signage Software for Samsung Displays

Hypersign has updated its digital signage software to support Samsung's new D Series Smart Signage displays.

Mercersburg Academy Upgrades to 500 Mbps Ethernet Dedicated Internet Line

Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania has replaced its 100 megabit-per-second (Mbps) Ethernet network with a new service that provides download speeds up to five times faster to give students and faculty faster access to online resources and better Internet performance from anywhere on campus.

White House, NGOs Pony Up $1.1 Billion on Early Childhood Education Push

Just days after turning its attention to keeping students in college, the White House today announced actions to help the youngest citizens with their education opportunities. As with its other education initiatives, this one calls for federal action along with support from corporations and foundations.

Colorado Students Partner with Medical College on Cancer Research

Students at Dawson School are using algorithms they developed themselves to look for patterns in cancer data provided by the Baylor College of Medicine.

Princeton Public Schools Implements 500 Mbps Dedicated Internet

Princeton Public Schools in New Jersey has upgraded to a 500 megabit-per-second (Mbps) dedicated business-class Internet connection to support the district's increasing use of online resources and assessments.

MindPlay Launches New PD Course for Reading

Teacher Companion is an online reading program that uses a combination of lectures, videos, written information and activities, organized into eight modules, to help teachers gain a more complete understanding of how the English language works and what every student needs to become a proficient reader.

New Jersey School Wins $50,000 for Promoting STEM Equity

New Jersey's Peshine Avenue Elementary School has received a $50,000 grant to improve access to tools for science, technology, engineering and math education.

K-12 Students on Tech in Schools: More, Please

Half of middle and high school students judge the amount of technology use in their schools as "moderate." A third of them consider that just fine; but 55 percent would rather see more technology in use, according to a new survey from CompTIA.

Oregon District To Save $132,000 Annually with Energy Upgrades

Oregon's South Lane School District has agreed to a $2.1 million energy savings performance contract designed to reduce energy costs by approximately $132,000 each year.