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.


FSU Center to Test Speech Recognition Tech for Literacy Assessments

Florida State University is working with SoapBox Labs to test how the company's speech recognition technology could help educators assess student reading and language skills.

PBLWorks Intros Training Program for Principals

The project-based learning company’s new offering will train principals and their school leadership teams on how to implement project-based learning projects.

New Jersey CS Initiative to Award $2M in Grants

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has announced his Computer Science for All State Plan to help schools statewide create “advanced, high-quality” computer science programs.

NWEA Launches Through-Year Assessment for ELA and Math

The assessment provider’s new solution gives educators insights into student proficiencies in English language arts and mathematics through adaptive, through-year assessment that provides summative scores for teachers.

Adobe Creative Cloud Gets Major Makeover

Adobe's suite of creation programs has been given a major ladling of updates in time for the company's annual user conference. Today, at Adobe MAX, Adobe showed new functionality for Creative Cloud.

VEX Robotics Intros Educator Certifications

VEX Robotics is launching a professional development program to train teachers on how to use the company’s robotics products.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of November 4, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

K-12 Cybersecurity Attacks Mounting

A study of data available from various security incident-tracking resources found that there have been 301 reported cybersecurity attacks against schools so far this year, compared to just 124 in 2018.

Google Funds Bay Area STEM Initiative

The nonprofit Kapor Center is launching the Rising STEM Scholars Initiative to provide low income students and students of color opportunities to take AP courses in math, science and computer science.

Using Technology to Inspire Creativity Boosts Student Outcomes

Teachers who encourage their students to become more creative with online tools can promote more student engagement, according to a new report from Gallup.

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