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.


Oregon School District Rolls Out Discovery Education Digital Resources for Science Instruction

As part of its multiyear partnership with Discovery Education (DE), Oregon's Klamath Falls City School District (KFCSD) has selected two new digital resources for its high school science curriculum, Science Techbook for Oregon and Pivot Interactives.

Northside ISD Honored for Innovative AR/VR Tech Use

San Antonio's Northside Independent School District (NISD) has been selected as a zSpace District of Distinction (DOD) for its implementation of the company's augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology in science education classes across two dozen middle school campuses.

K–12 Grants & Upcoming Events

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

Report Finds Educators Feel Mixed Curiosity and Apprehension About AI; More Training Needed

The nonprofit AI Education Project (aiEDU) recently released a Pulse Survey Report finding that educators "feel a mix of curiosity and apprehension about integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into the classroom." And while educators surveyed believe AI should be part of the curriculum, most haven't used it or been trained to use it.

GoGuardian Releases One-Click Tutoring for GoGuardian Teacher and Pear Assessment

Digital learning company GoGuardian has announced new integrations that bring its Pear Deck Tutor platform to its GoGuardian Teacher and Pear Assessment products, enabling one-click access to tutoring resources for students.

McGraw Hill Releases AI-Powered ALEKS Adventure Math Program

McGraw Hill has launched ALEKS Adventure, a new AI-powered space adventure math program for first- and second-grade students for the 2024-25 school year. It will add third grade support the following year, the company said.

West Ada School District Selects Skyward ERP

West Ada School District (WASD) in Meridian, ID, has selected school administration software provider Skyward's Qmlativ School Business Suite as its new enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform.

Pearson Announces 3 Tuition-Free Online Connections Academies

Digital education company Pearson has announced two new and one expanded online, full-time, accredited, public school programs in Pennsylvania, California, and Missouri as part of its Connections Academy.

D2L and Sinclair Community College Offering Free Cybersecurity Course to K12 Leaders

D2L and Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH, have partnered to offer a free online course to K–12 school administrators to help them understand and address common cybersecurity threats and protection strategies.

Report Identifies STEM Career Exposure Gap for Black Students

Technology provider YouScience and nonprofit organization Black Girls Do STEM have reported notable gaps between Black students' high aptitude for STEM careers and low interest in pursuing them. Their 2024 report, "From Classroom to Career," offers recommendations for closing these gaps.

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