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.


DNS Filtering Service Expands to Off Campus Users

The DNSWatchGO solution from WatchGuard Technologies alerts educators about real-time phishing attempts and protect them against malicious websites on- and off-school premises.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of September 30, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

St. Louis High Schoolers Get Free Phones, Cell Service

High school students in St. Louis Public School District received free smartphones and wireless connectivity from wireless provider Sprint as part of the 1million Project.

STEAM Initiative for Brooklyn South Students Launches

A new program from startup incubator New Lab provides Brooklyn South high school students with opportunities to develop projects that explore the impact of technology on different industries.

Amazon Introduces Alexa Education Skill API

The new set of application programming interfaces will give developers the ability to create Alexa skills that can be integrated into their education technology systems and platforms

Partnership Brings Math Program to San Antonio Schools

The Northside Independent School District is joining forces with the MIND Research Institute to equip elementary school students with skills to solve mathematical problems.

Interactive Tool to Compare Academic Achievement Nationwide Debuts

The Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford University is introducing an interactive interface to show schools, districts and counties compare against the national average in three measures of academic performance. The interactive data tool provides the public with information on test scores and learning rates broken down by race, gender and family income rates that can be shared as charts, maps and download PDFs.

National 4-H Council Expands STEM Education Efforts

A $150,000 grant from the U.S. Air Force will enable the National 4-H Council to work with three states to provide free educational materials related to STEM.

PBLWorks Debuts Unit on Hunger and Malnutrition

The new PBL unit will provide teachers with resources to explore hunger and malnutrition issues around the world in their classrooms.

Google Adds Analytics Tool to Track G Suite Usage

Google is introducing a new analytics offering that allows G Suite for Education administrators to get insights into how different Google solutions are being utilized within their organizations.

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