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.


Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of July 8, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Digital Literacy Platform Adds Reading Level Assessments

Age of Learning is making enhancements to its digital library and literacy platform ReadingIQ to help provide students with books that match their reading level capabilities.

Age of Learning Adds Disney Titles to ReadingIQ

The Age of Learning's ReadingIQ is getting an infusion of new reading materials from Disney Publishing Worldwide.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of July 1, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

New Grant Program Offers Free Robotics Gear for Schools

UBTECH Education is looking to expose more students to robotics and engineering through a new competitive grant program targeted toward school districts.

Virtual Coding App Addresses Diversity in STEM

Pitsco Education and SmartGurlz are partnering to launch a new coding solution to increase diversity awareness among third to fifth graders.

FreshGrade Intros Social Network for Learning

Ed tech company FreshGrade has introduced FreshGrade Next, a platform that uses the technology of social media to organize and assess learning and allow administrators, teachers, students and families to communicate.

Mentoring Minds Debuts Customizable Assessment Tool

This week at ISTE 2019 in Philadelphia, education publisher Mentoring Minds introduced Itematica, a tool for building and customizing classroom assessments.

Wonder Workshop Debuts Coding and Robotics Tools

Wonder Workshop's Class Connect is designed to equip educators with online tools that can track student progress with coding and robotics lessons.

Teacher Survey: One-Third of Students' Families Are Hard to Communicate With

The majority of teachers are communicating with parents at least weekly, but a third of families (34 percent) remain "hard to reach and engage" throughout the school year, according to a survey from ClassTag.

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