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.


LiteManager Adds Screen Sharing, Support for Linux, Mac OS

LiteManager has updated its remote support and classroom management tool, also dubbed LiteManager, to include screen sharing and support for Mac OS and Linux.

Research: Quick Teacher-Parent Communications Can Reduce Dropouts

A new study done by researchers at Harvard University and Brown University found that a single individualized message sent weekly from a teacher to a parent documenting the student's performance in school was enough to reduce student failure by 41 percent.

App Adds Videoconferencing to iOS Devices

A company that enables schools to collaborate online through virtual meetings has introduced a new mobile app that lets users connect through their iOS-powered devices.

Surrey School District Wins 2015 Sylvia Charp Award

The district, the first Canadian winner, was honored with the Sylvia Charp Award for focusing its technology planning on transformative learning with the student at the center.

IPEVO Launches $169 Wireless Whiteboard System

The IW2 wireless interactive whiteboard system has just three components: a pen, wireless receiver and sensor cam.

Rochester Institute of Tech Grant Aims To Improve STEM Equity for Middle, High School Students

An associate professor of engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York has been awarded a $25,000 grant for an initiative to increase the number of African American males participating in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Missouri Tosses Smarter Balanced

The Missouri Legislature has banned the Smarter Balanced standardized tests, leaving Missouri education officials with nine months to come up with alternative standardized tests to avoid breaking federal law, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Canvas Adds AspirEDU Retention Tools

AspirEDU and Instructure have partnered to integrate the former's student retention analytics tools with the latter's Canvas learning management system for joint customers.

MyON Adds Cricket Media to Personal Literacy Platform

Cricket Media has partnered with myON to make its children's books and magazines available through myON's personal literacy environment.

CompetencyWorks Report Outlines Successful Competency Ed Implementation Framework

CompetencyWorks has unveiled a new report, "Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders," designed to help districts move from traditional educational models to personalized and competency-based environments in an effort to meet individual student needs.

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