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.


North Carolina School Adds VR Headset System for STEAM Education

The project was undertaken by video game lover and STEM coach, Jennifer Snyder, who saw the gear in use at the University of North Carolina Charlotte and added it to her wish list.

KinderLab Robotics Releases K–2 Robotics and Coding Curriculum

KinderLab Robotics has released a new curriculum for early elementary grades designed to support education in robotics, coding and computational thinking. "Growing with KIBO - A Progressive Robotics Curriculum for Grades K–2" also offers integration with arts and literacy activities.

ED Releases Proposal for Supplemental ESSA Funding

The U.S. Department of Education is providing non-regulatory guidance to help school districts comply with federal requirements for ESSA funding.

Ability to Compare Learning Outcomes Becomes a Global Goal

Even as the Common Core is faltering in the United States as a way to compare student success across state borders, UNESCO is making a plea for standardized ways to measure learning outcomes around the world.

Education Does 'Worst' Job at Cybersecurity

Education as a business does the worst job of cybersecurity compared to nearly all other major segments. The segment performed particularly poorly in three areas: maintaining patches on systems, securing applications and securing the network as a whole.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Jan. 28, 2019)

New grants added: Library of Congress Literacy Awards and the Discovery Education/USC Stronger Than Hate Challenge.

School Safety and Security Guidance Updated

The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) has released an updated edition of its safety and security guidelines for K-12 schools.

5 Hurdles to Technological Innovation in K–12 Education

Innovating in education, especially with technology, doesn't come without its hurdles. These may be organizational; they may involve people not knowing what to do or having a lack of resources, but the result is a slow-down in the adoption of innovation.

Education Needs to Revamp How to Teach English Learners in STEM

English language learners are underrepresented in STEM fields, in both college and on the job. To understand how education can better work with these students (who could speak one of 350 different languages in the United States) is the topic of a new report from the National Academy of Sciences.

4 Best Practices for the Release of Data Under FERPA During School Emergencies

"A delicate balance exists between privacy and security in schools," a recent federal report on school safety noted. "On the one hand, there is the legal requirement to protect the privacy of student education records. On the other hand, it is critical to recognize that some education records may contain information that, if disclosed to appropriate officials, could help prevent students from harming themselves or others."

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