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.


School Communications Effective During Pandemic —Parents

Parents have been overwhelmingly satisfied with school communications during the pandemic. According to a new survey, a massive 70% indicated that digital school communications have been effective.

New Mexico Makes SEL Resources Free to Teachers Students and Families

New Mexico’s Public Education Department is making social and emotional learning resources available statewide to teachers, students and families.

K–12 Grants & Upcoming Events

Upcoming funding opportunities for K–12 school, teachers and groups (updated February 8)

$40,000 STEM Grant Program Opens

Vernier Software & Technology will award $1,000 grants to 40 STEM educators in K–12 and higher education. The grant program is part of Vernier's 40th anniversary event.

$1.5 Million Fund Will Support Video Coaching and Observation

Edthena has created a $1.5 million fund to support districts' efforts to implement video coaching and video observation as part of their professional learning initiatives.

Free Teachable Moments Resources Help Educators Teach About Earthquakes

A university consortium with more than 125 member institutions is making free resources available to help K–12 educators teach about earthquakes as they happen.

4 States Get Approval for Remaining American Rescue Plan Funds

The United States Department of Education (ED) has approved school plans from four states for the use of American Rescue Plan ESSER funds, distributing about $1.84 billion in remaining funds.

Feds to Help Fund Schools Penalized for Mask Bans

School districts whose funds are being withheld by their states for implementing mask bans (or for other measures taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus) will see some relief from the federal government. A new grant program, announced Sept. 9 by the United States Department of Education (ED), is expected to open in the "coming weeks."

Kahoot! Completes Acquisition of Clever

Kahoot! has formally completed its acquisition of Clever.

Cleveland Metropolitan Rolling Out Broadband to 5,300 Families

Cleveland Metropolitan School District in Ohio is helping to connect families to the internet for remote learning. Initially, the district is expected to push free broadband to about 5,300 families.

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