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.


Kajeet Launches Program to Make School-Home Broadband Access More Affordable

Kajeet has kicked off a new program aimed at making school and home broadband access more affordable for schools. The program, ConnectEdNow, provides free hardware, device subsidies and a discounted data plan.

AR/VR Classroom Kits Coming to K–12

Two education companies are teaming up to deliver virtual reality and augmented reality kits to K-12.

Report: The Right Policies Are Needed for Microcredentials to Succeed

Two education nonprofits examined the challenges and possibilities posed by the use of microcredentials as a structure for helping teachers get the professional learning they need.

Epson Intros Interactive Laser Projectors for Classrooms

Epson today unveiled two new ultra-short-throw models in its BrightLink line of projectors, both using a “virtually maintenance-free” laser light source.

Server Shipments Decline, While Increased Price Points Drive Revenues Upward

The server market contracted in terms of volume in the first quarter of 2019, while revenues increased compared to the same period a year ago.

Deadline Approaching for $3,500 Classroom Grants

The deadline is less than two weeks away for classroom grants offering cash and creative arts products.

New Project Ties MAP Growth Assessments and Khan Academy Videos

Two education nonprofits are working together to create a new classroom tool that helps teachers integrate personalized learning and assessment.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of June 10, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Institute of Play Closing Down, Handing Work over to UC Irvine

Institute of Play, a nonprofit in New York City that pioneered and promoted the use of gaming principles for learning, has decided to shutter operations, effective by the end of summer. The organization said it would hand over its learning assets to the Connected Learning Lab at the University of California, Irvine.

Nonprofit Examines Privacy Impact of School Safety Tech

Privacy-focused nonprofit Future of Privacy Forum has taken to video to help schools and families understand the potential impact of monitoring tools districts might deploy in the name of safety.

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