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.


Ohio Private Schools Get State Safety Funding

An Ohio private school has taken advantage of a state grant program to deploy a panic button system.

8 Schools Win Verizon Innovative App Challenge

Winners of the award for creating the best apps will receive tablets, grants for their schools, advanced training and a trip to the Technology Student Association conference.

Epson Giving Away Interactive Touch Projectors

Epson is hosting a contest that will award interactive LCD projectors to educators.

New Vernier Tools Demonstrate Key Engineering Concepts

Vernier has launched new teaching materials and devices designed to help students of all ages understand the principles behind construction and engineering.

Startup Offers Ed Cloud Platform for Hosting Applications

A new cloud platform is coming soon that caters specifically to hosting education applications.

Blackboard Acquires Site Hosting and Management Company Schoolwires

Blackboard will acquire Schoolwires, a company that provides Web sites, hosting and management for K-12 schools and districts.

Triumph Learning Offers Spanish Edition of Common Core Coach

Developed for dual-language instruction and two-way immersion classrooms, "Tutor de Estándares Comunes, Artes del lenguaje" features Spanish-language support to help native speakers in third through fifth grades master the language arts skills and strategies emphasized by Common Core State Standards.

Kurzweil Education Releases Text-to-Speech Upgrade

Kurzweil Education is rolling out Kurzweil 1000 Version 14, the latest version of its text-to-speech software.

California District Deploys 23,000 1-to-1 Devices, Works To Quell Parental Concerns

Manteca Unified School District in California is in the next phase of its $30 million project to outfit its 23,000 students with computers. In response to earlier parental concerns regarding the program, the district has held two seminars specifically to educate families about software usage and posted information on its site addressing the most common concerns.

Charleston District To Update Employee Payroll, Attendance Processes

The Charleston County (SC) School District selected Kronos Inc.'s cloud-based systems to keep track of employee payroll and attendance.

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