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.


New STEM Professional Development Program Is Launched in Dallas

A new program organized by the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is designed to help teachers at different stages in their careers.

Report: Global Device Shipments To Hit 2.5 Billion This Year on Strength of Mobile Phone Sales

Worldwide device sales will reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, according to Gartner, a 1.5 percent increase over 2014 totals.

Rapid City Schools Streamlines Contract Renewals with Automation

Rapid City Area Schools has adopted a new tool to automate contract renewals for teachers and other staff members.

Interactive Map Shows What Percentage of Classrooms Are Connected to the Internet

According to CDW-G’s K-12 strategist Chad Stevens, the company launched the “K-12 Connected Heat Map” to capture data about Internet connectivity not just to schools, but to individual classrooms.

Arkansas Board of Education Votes to Drop PARCC

Governor Asa Hutchinson lauded the board's vote, saying that it had “reached a final decision that I think is best for our students and teachers over the long term. It provides stability and aligns Arkansas with a nationally recognized testing system.”

TeachPoint Launches Professional Development Tracking Tool

TeachPoint has launched the Professional Development Tracking Tool, a solution designed to track, manage and streamline the PD process for schools.

Report: Proficiency Standards and Student Assessments Vary Between States

Proficiency standards and student assessments vary significantly from state to state, according to the latest report from the National Center for Education Statistics.

HMH Teacher Survey Shows Strong Tech Adoption

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched a new annual report, the HMH Educator Confidence Report, with an inaugural release that finds strong digital adoption among educators.

Massachusetts District Aims To Improve Efficiency with New SIS

Newton Public Schools is adopting a new student information system in an effort to improve efficiency and student outcomes.

Lawmakers Tout New Legislation to Make Community College Free for Eligible Students

The soon-to-be-introduced America’s College Promise Act of 2015 would make two years of community college free for eligible students, and provide what proponents are calling an affordable pathway for low-income students to a four-year college degree.

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