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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.


2 California Districts Upgrade WANs to 10 Gigabit

A Southern California school district with 6,000 students has gone public with the five-year contract it has signed to obtain the use of a 10-gigabit fiber optic wide area network (WAN) to replace its previous 1Gbps fiber optic Ethernet WAN. Another district in the region, Garden Grove Unified, signed a similar agreement in 2013.

NJ School Uses 3D Printing in Multiple Classes

New Jersey's Hun School of Princeton uses 3D printers in science, math and visual arts classes.

Interactive Video Response Polls Part of Learning Center Update

New question types and the ability to add embedded videos are a few of the features added to Netop’s Web-based assessment tool, Learning Center in a recent update.

Major Ed Tech Companies Sign Student Data Privacy Pledge

The Future of Privacy Forum and the Software & Information Industry Association today announced a K-12 school service providers’ pledge designed to keep students' information private. The Student Privacy Pledge has already been signed by companies including Microsoft, HMH and Amplify.

Netgear Unveils New 802.11n Outdoor Access Point for K12

Netgear has revealed details about its new 802.11n weatherproof outdoor access point, the WND930, which is designed for K-12 schools.

NVBots Launches Fundable Rewards Campaign To Bring 3D Printers to Schools

NVBots has launched a Fundable Rewards campaign in an effort to get 3D printers into schools.

Penn State To Create PD Badge System for STEM Teachers

Penn State University has won a $500,000 subcontract to build a digital badge system for teachers receiving professional development in the use of science, technology, engineering and math content from NASA.

UNC Greensboro Tackles STEM Teacher Support with ED Funding

The United States Department of Education has awarded the University of North Carolina Greensboro a $7.7 million to recruit, train and support local teachers of science, technology, engineering and math.

Cognitive Assessment Tool Upgrade Provides More Information on Learning Disabilities

Pearson is introducing the fifth edition of its Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children with upgrades that include access to it via a tablet.

Mayfield City Schools Adopts New SIS

Mayfield City Schools in Ohio has implemented a new Web-based student information system that includes messaging, online payment and online registration functionality.

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