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.


Samsung Announces STEM Classroom Challenge

The Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest gives classrooms the opportunity to compete for funding to develop projects that serve their local communities.

FBI Launches Student Online Safety Challenge

The federal program helps students to recognize and protect themselves against suspicious online practices through interactive activities.

Minecraft: Education Edition Adds Enhancements to Classroom Mode

Microsoft has released an update to Minecraft: Education Edition. The latest back-to-school release (version 1.12) offers several enhancements, including improved multiplayer support, including support for join codes.

Study: Large Print Books Boost Comprehension Skills

Students are able to engage more with large print books than other reading materials, according to a new study from Project Tomorrow and Gale.

Common Sense Urges Congress to Uphold California Privacy Law

The nonprofit children advocacy organization wants Congress to resist a call from tech giants to preempt state laws that put privacy-related restrictions on the data that they collect.

Everyday Speech Social-Emotional Platform Adds Video Modeling

Everyday Speech is integrating new features into its social-emotional learning (SEL) offering for educators to personalize the teaching experience for each student using evidence-based strategies and tools.

Students Less Insecure About School Safety Than Their Parents

A wide-ranging survey on a multitude of education topics among adults and high schoolers found that the students viewed school safety differently from their parents.

Developing Methods to Narrow the Achievement Gap

A new study from the Learning Policy Institute provides insights into how seven “positive outlier” school districts in California were able to close the opportunity gap.

Teens Hit Social Media for News

While teens consider it important to follow current events, they prefer to get their news from social media rather than from news organizations.

Dynabook Ultrathin Laptop Sports 8th Gen Core Processor with vPro, 17-Hour Battery Life

Dynabook has introduced Tecra X50, an ultrathin laptop that offers up to 32 GB RAM and WiFI 6 capability.

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