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.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of February 24, 2020)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Epson Launching 7 New Education Projectors

Epson will be rolling out seven new education projectors in its PowerLite line this spring. The new models range from budget classroom projectors to network projectors.

STEM Trends for 2020 Target Diversity, Rural Teachers and PD

A nonprofit pursuing the goal of helping prepare 100,000 teachers to teach STEM subjects in American classrooms by 2021 recently issued a report on 10 trends for 2020, placing diversity challenges at the top of the list.

Amazon Future Engineer Teachers to Vie for $25K STEM Prize Packages

The Future Engineer program funds computer science courses at more than 2,000 high schools, according to Amazon. The goal is to support students in underserved and underrepresented communities.

Kajeet Adding CatchOn to Catalog; ENA Adding Kajeet

Kajeet, which produces a device delivering wireless Internet access to students who lack broadband connectivity, has expanded its selling options.

HSEL Members to Gain Access to New Scholarship Pool

Students attending schools that belong to the High School Esports League (HSEL) will be eligible for "For the Gamers" scholarships being granted by eFuse. So far, slightly more than $200,000 have been donated, almost all of that by eFuse, which operates a social network for esports and video games.

CTE Studies Boost High School Grad Rates in Oregon

CTE received a burst of support from state lawmakers when it committed funding to the development and expansion of CTE programs across the state through a CTE "revitalization grant" program.

Enrollment Down by a Third in Teacher Prep Programs

Special education and STEM were two areas where the shortages have been "persistent."

Lawmakers Consider Expansion of Competency-Based Schools

Under the program, students progress from grade to grade at their own pace, based on mastery of concepts and skills laid out in Florida's Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.

Instructure CEO to Step Down as Thoma Bravo Purchase Moves Forward

Instructure's CEO will step down in a couple of weeks after the latest purchase agreement with Thoma Bravo is complete.