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.

Epson Rolls Out New Projector Stacking Frames, Ceiling Mounts, Accessories

Epson America has introduced a new series of projector stacking frames, ceiling mounts, and other accessories for its 3-chip 3LCD large venue laser projectors.

SMART Technologies Bundles Ed Tech Solutions for Inclusive Learning

Classroom technology provider SMART Technologies recently included the Inclusive Learning Bundle, a set of products designed to support diverse learning needs.

NWEA Survey Tracks Progress of COVID Academic Recovery

NWEA recently released the latest in a series of research reports studying the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on learning and academic recovery, according to a news release. The report incorporates data from the 2023–24 school year, and the results indicate that learning loss, unfinished learning, and low achievement gains — especially among middle schoolers — continue to plague students.

Khan Academy Launches Khanmigo Writing Coach

Khan Academy has introduced Khanmigo Writing Coach, an AI tool designed to support through the writing process.

Industry Group Tackles AI Safety and Security

Tech giants Google, Microsoft, Amazon, OpenAI and others have formed a new industry group aimed at promoting AI safety and security standards.

OpenAI Introduces Slimmer, Cheaper GPT-4o Mini

OpenAI has announced the launch of GPT-4o Mini, a slimmed down, more affordable version of its flagship multimodal GPT-4o model.

FCC Expands E-Rate to Support Loaner WiFi Hotspots for Students

The Federal Communications Commission has officially approved an expansion of the E-Rate program that will allow schools and libraries to utilize E-Rate resources to loan out WiFi hotspots to students, school staff, and library patrons who lack internet access at home.

K–12 Grants & Upcoming Events

Upcoming funding opportunities, conferences, and webinars for K–12 schools, teachers, IT practitioners, and leaders (updated semi-weekly)

Kaspersky Shuts Down U.S. Operations

Security software company Kaspersky has announced it is closing down its United States operations. The news comes just days before a federal ban on sales of its products was set to take effect, due to concerns about cyber espionage.

Google Adds AI Video Creator to Workspace Labs

Google has added a new AI-powered video creation service as part of its Workspace Labs program, where users can try out new AI features.