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.

ACT Intros Online Test Taking Option

To keep up with changing college admissions requirements, the education assessment nonprofit is making changes to how it administers its ACT test.

Senators Urge FTC Against Weakening COPPA Rule

A bipartisan group of senators are asking the FTC to “prioritize children’s privacy and well-being” when considering making changes to COPPA regulations.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of October 7, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

NYC Opens Challenge to Rethink School Design

Imagine NYC Schools will fund the creation of 20 new schools and transform 20 existing schools focused on creating innovative and academically rigorous schools.

ED Awards $78M in STEM Grants

The U.S. Department of Education is providing 29 grantees with approximately $78 million in funds to focus on STEM initiatives as part of the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program.

InterVision Acquires Fotis Networks

InterVision, a strategic IT service provider, is strengthening its consulting business through the acquisition of Fotis Networks.

Indiana Schools Launch Esports Network

An English language arts teacher has become the director for esports at his high school and kicked off a state-wide initiative to link up other Indiana schools interested in esports as well. John Robertson, who teaches at Tipton High, has launched the Indiana High School Esports Network, which currently has 13 members — all high schools (although middle schools are also invited to join).

Baking Interoperability Functions into Classroom Management Tools

CoSN’s new resource provides schools with language to incorporate interoperability into RFPs to ensure that system connectivity is a key component of all bids to develop and build new management platforms for educators.

School Community Closed by Dorian Gets iPad Shipment

A school shuttered by Hurricane Dorian in early September is receiving a shipment of Apple iPads to be used by students and teachers.

Activities Association Testing Esports in CO High Schools

The Colorado High School Activities Association is testing esports in schools this year to figure out whether to add it to the athletics fold.

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