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.


Standing Desks Keep Kids Better Tuned In

Children who stand at their desks instead of sitting stay on task better, according to a new research project by a team at Texas A&M University.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt To Acquire Scholastic's Ed Tech Business

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) will acquire Scholastic's education technology and services business for $575 million.

The Learning Accelerator Partners With Colorado To Promote Student-Centered Learning

The Learning Accelerator, the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) are launching a project to make student-centered learning available to every child in the state.

Knewton and HP Announce Personalized Print Learning Solutions

Designed to make adaptive learning materials available across print and digital platforms, the system will allow publishers to create personalized print chapters of textbooks, worksheets or assignments for schools that primarily rely on print textbooks. Students can learn using printed and/or digital adaptive content.

Asbury Park Schools To Launch District-Wide Literacy Initiative

Asbury Park School District will launch a wide-ranging initiative designed to improve literacy across the district.

Fulton County Schools Launches 3-Year Personalized Learning Transition

Fulton County Schools is launching an initiative to turn its 101 schools into personalized learning environments.

Updated MakerBot App Turns 2D Images Into 3D-Printable Files

Designed for beginners who want to get started quickly with 3D printing, the new Shape Maker app allows users to transform sketches, photos and screen captures into files that can then be sent to a variety of MakerBot printers.

WNET Launches Free Videos for Principal PD

WNET has launched a free series of videos highlighting five key practices of exemplary principals.

Report: Cloud IT Infrastructure Set To Grow 21 Percent in 2015

Total IT cloud infrastructure spending will grow 21 percent over the course of 2015 to reach $32 billion in the United States, or about a third of all IT infrastructure spending, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp.

The Library of Congress Offers Grants to Support the Creation of Civics Apps

The Library will award $950,000 to one or more grantees to support the development of Web- and mobile-based applications for K-12 education. To be eligible, apps must deal with the subjects of Congress and civic participation.

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