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.


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.

SETDA: More States Supporting Digital Shift in Ed

For the last five years, the State Education Technology Directors Association has monitored how well schools and districts have weathered the transition to digital learning. Today, the organization released its latest snapshot of those efforts, finding that the number of states with definitions, guidance and policies supporting the use of digital instructional materials and resources "continues to increase annually."

NEPC Report: Time to 'Hit Pause Button' on Virtual Schools

Do online schools deserve their reputation for expanding student choice, providing more tailored approaches to learning and making public education more cost-efficient? No way, according to a new three-part research brief released by the National Education Policy Center.

Tough Questions on Achieving Equitable CS Ed

A new guide has provided insight for school administrators who are struggling to implement equitable K-12 computer science education.

New Performance Management System to Streamline Evaluations Across Boston Public Schools

Boston Public Schools is rolling out a new performance management system to handle teacher and staff evaluation across the district.

NEPC Issues 'Red Flag Warning' on Personalized Learning

A new report from the National Education Policy Center has suggested that the concept of personalized learning has been productized by technology companies in ways that "can put important educational decisions in private hands and compromise the privacy of children and their teachers."

New VR System Previewed for Ed

"Project Chimera," as it's called, allows remote students to sit in on classes in real time, watching live streams of lectures and interacting with each other, as well as the teacher and the on-site students.

FCC Under Fire for Considering Major Change to Federal Funding for School Technology

CoSN and SHLB Coalition are urging the FCC to not consolidate the cap for the Universal Service Fund into one program because it could hinder broadband connectivity funds available to schools.

NAEP Data Reveals Uneven Music Access

A new analysis by the Education Commission of the States has identified those states where students do and don't play musical instruments outside of school.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of June 3, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

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