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.


PlayVS Teams with Epic to Add Fortnite to Play List

PlayVS and Epic Games are launching a Fortnite league for high school and college. In response, at least one state has nixed the playing of varsity Fortnite in high schools because the game's weaponry includes guns.

Feds Seek For-Profit Applicants for $1.1 Million Ed Tech Grants

The U.S. Department of Education has grant money to issue to for-profit ed tech companies.

zSpace Adds MEL Science Lessons to AR/VR Learning Platform

zSpace has added MEL Science's chemistry courses to its augmented and virtual education platform, which can run on a laptop or the zSpace AiO Pro.

Robotics Curriculum Gets Sequel

An education technology company that produces a virtual robotics platform to help middle schoolers learn coding and robotics basics has released a sequel to its original set of curricula.

VR Content Bundled with Lesson Guides Management Software

SpringboardVR has introduced a VR product bundle with a dozen "tried-and-true" titles, as well as lesson guides for use by teachers and software for managing the devices.

LearnZillion Acquired by Weld

The digital curriculum market has just seen another consolidation. Private equity company Weld North Education purchased LearnZillion in early January, the third such acquisition by Weld over the course of a year.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of February 3, 2020)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

K–12 Ed Tech Investments Dive

Education technology companies are rolling in the dough, according to a report that tracks global learning tech investment trends. However, investments specifically in Pre-K–12 sunk dramatically.

Digital Promise Expands Microcredential Catalog

Digital Promise has just placed its seal of approval on eight microcredentials developed by other organizations, adding to the catalog of 450-plus microcredentials it already supports.

Traditional PCs Seeing Resurgence After 7 Years of Decline

In the United States and worldwide, traditional PCs saw positive growth in the fourth quarter of 2019 and for the full year, ending "seven consecutive years of market contraction."

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