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.

New CatchOn Platform Adds Class-Level Data

CatchOn has enhanced its data analytics platform with a new add-on module for class-level data, among other updates.

Microsoft Adds New Features to Minecraft, PowerPoint, Whiteboard

Microsoft is making changes to its education apps to enable more interactive learning experiences.

Google to Provide G Suite Certifications

Educators can register their class for the certification and students can earn the certifications for $37 per exam. Google is making an Exam Guide available for instructors and the use of the company’s free Applied Digital Skills curriculum with 11 ready-to-use lessons.

FCC Proposal Would Adversely Impact Schools in Rural and Remote Areas, Advocate Says

The Federal Communications Commission has issued a draft proposal calling for changes in the regulation of the 2.5 GHz spectrum, opening up channels reserved for the Educational Broadband Service for commercial, non-educational purposes.

Google Launches Educator App Hub

Google is making it easier for educators to find apps for classroom use through the Chromebook App Hub.

Education Helping to Drive Massive Surge in AR & VR

Augmented and virtual reality will see explosive growth in the next five years, driving in large part by education — both K–12 and post-secondary.

PublicSchoolWORKS Enhances Progress Monitoring and Data Analytics for Staff Training System

PublicSchoolWORKS is enhancing its Staff Training System, a tool for tracking staff and teacher training for school safety that’s part of the EmployeeSafe Suite.

WiFi 6 to Drive Continued Growth in Wireless Networking Hardware

The immediate future looks bright for the wireless hardware market, thanks in part to anticipated enterprise adoption of WiFi 6.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of June 17, 2019)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

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