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.

Kahoot! Adds Features to Game Creator

Kahoot! is revamping its game creator with new features to make it faster and easier for teachers to use the platform.

650,000 Students Impacted by Assessment Data Breach

Two Nevada school districts are reporting data breaches involving a Pearson assessment solution.

Mixed Results on the Worth of AP and IB Classes

More high school students have access to taking AP and IB classes, but new data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that these classes may not result in college credit.

Violent Incidents Up on K-12 Campuses

The number of violent incidents rose from 15.5 percent in the 2015-2016 school year to 21.3 percent for 2017-2018.

Research Finds Mostly White Ed Force Unready to Support Minority Students

Along with increased focus on supporting the needs of a diverse student body, the report also suggested that educator preparation programs emphasize field experience and "high-quality mentorship experiences" that tie to the coursework.

Access Control Provider Debuts LMS Solution

Open Options is launching a new learning management solution to help its customers obtain certifications to the company’s distributed network architecture software.

Nation's Report Card Downsizing

NAEP testing is done in grades 4, 8 and 12 and is the only set of assessments that allow for state comparisons. The downsizing of the testing population would reduce the number of schools that participate in the assessments by 2,000 and the number of students by a third.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of August 5, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Launches Grant Program

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is looking for applications to help schools improve student outcomes.

More Schools Pursue 'Innovation Pathways'

The goal of the programs will be to give students experience in specific industry through a combination of college courses and internships.

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