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.


Guide Designed to Help Parents Navigate ESSA

The U.S. Department of Education has released a parents' guide to understanding the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Nintendo Bringing Labo to Classrooms

Nintendo is working with the nonprofit Institute of Play to bring its popular Labo kits for Nintendo Switch to classrooms in North America. The Institute of Play is developing STEAM curriculum and a teacher guide for Labo and is seeking classrooms to participate.

Report: Evidence Lacking for Current CTE Investments

A new report has examined whether career and technical education (CTE) deserves all the attention it's getting. The jury's still out.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Oct. 22, 2018)

Preschool Development Grant applications due Nov. 6!

Gartner Tech Trends for 2019 Include Immersive Experiences, Autonomous Things and Blockchain

IT analyst firm Gartner has named its top 10 trends for 2019, and the "immersive user experience" is on the list, alongside blockchain, quantum computing and seven other drivers influencing how we interact with the world. The annual trend list covers breakout tech with broad impact and tech that could reach a tipping point in the near future.

STEM Outcomes for English Language Learners Fail to Meet Expectations

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine takes a comprehensive look at the state of English learners in STEM education and provides recommendations on ways to improve outcomes.

Extreme Redesign Challenge Calls on Students to Submit 3D Designs

College, middle and high school students have the opportunity to win scholarships by showing off their 3D design prowess.

Students to Learn App Design with Swift Programming Online

Genesys Works teamed up with Columbia College Chicago Online to deliver online Swift coding programs for local students, using K-12 curriculum created by Apple for its Everyone Can Code initiative and resources created by the college.

U.S. Department of Education Forms Partnership to Establish Comprehensive Research Agenda

The Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences is partnering with the Jefferson Education Exchange to hear directly from educators through a series of events designed to gain insights on how academic research can inform everyday classroom teaching activities.

USC Accelerator Seeks Ed Tech Innovators

Could Southern California become the Silicon Valley of education technology? That's the hope of a new initiative at the University of Southern California that brings together its Rossier School of Education and its Center for Engineering in Education to launch an incubator focused on improving the quality and equity of education.

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