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.

Survey: AI Low on Superintendents' Priority List as Districts Face Challenges

In education consulting company EAB's 2024 "The Voice of the Superintendent" survey, while superintendents agree that adopting AI is important, non-academic challenges make it a low priority.

IES, Carnegie Learning Study Exploring the Use of AI to Help Students with Reading Disabilities

Ed tech company Carnegie Learning has partnered with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to research the use of AI to improve learning outcomes for math students with reading disabilities.

CTL Introduces New NL73 Series Chromebooks for Education

Computer Technology Link (CTL) Corporation has released a new line of education Chromebooks: the NL73 series. The series is designed to deliver higher cloud computing performance in multitasking, content streaming, and application management.

SchoolStatus Acquires SchoolNow

Following the recent launch of its new student success platform, SchoolStatus announced it has acquired school-home communications K–12 platform SchoolNow, in its entirety, to help schools engage families and communities in student success.

16-State Commission on AI and Education Established

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has announced the establishment of the Commission on Artificial Intelligence and Education, convening "leaders in education and business to chart a course for how AI is used in classrooms and how to prepare a workforce that is being transformed by technology."

Pennsylvania School District to Partner With Xello to Help Ready Students for College

The Reading School District in Pennsylvania has partnered with college readiness and career development company Xello to prepare K–12 students with tools for future planning decisions about college or career.

Google Touts ChromeOS Flex as Free Solution to Extend Life of Old Hardware

Google's ChromeOS Flex operating system can help organizations stave off trashing their old hardware, the company suggested in a recent blog post.

FutureEd Study Identifies 6 Factors of Successful High-Dosage Tutoring

In the wake of at least 80% of school districts and charter schools starting post-pandemic tutoring, independent analysis organization FutureEd has released a study addressing the challenge of making such tutoring high-quality, or as they call it, "high dosage."

SchoolStatus Releases Unified Communication and School Attendance Platform

SchoolStatus has announced its new K–12 platform to improve communications between schools and families to help ensure student attendance. The platform features two data-driven solutions: SchoolStatus Connect and SchoolStatus Attend.

9 Key Hurdles, Accelerators, and Tech Enablers in Education for 2024

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has released its annual list of the top hurdles, accelerators, and technology enablers impacting schools and districts this year.