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.


University Teams with Littera on High-Impact Tutoring for Every Michigan School District

Every K–12 school district in Michigan now has access to research-based, high-impact tutoring, thanks to a new partnership between the Grand Valley State University NextEd Co-Lab and Littera Education.

1EdTech Updates Its QTI Assessment Standard to Enable the Latest Accessibility Features

An update to 1EdTech Consortium’s digital assessment interoperability standard has added accessibility features and improved rendering to enable greater access in large-scale testing for students with special needs, the nonprofit said in a news release.

Flashpoint Now Offering Its Cybersecurity and Risk Management Solutions to K–12 Schools

Cybersecurity and risk intelligence firm Flashpoint today announced it is entering the K–12 sector with its comprehensive risk management and cybersecurity solutions, offering an outsourcing option to school leaders and typically under-resourced IT professionals concerned about protecting their school networks amid rising numbers of cyberattacks and ransomware incidents targeting public schools.

Student Publishing Platform BoomWriter Merges with Curriculum-As-A-Service Provider Walch Education

Massachusetts-based student publishing platform BoomWriter Media has merged with curriculum-as-a-service provider Walch Education, based in Maine, the companies announced in a news release.

Teachers Report Slightly Fewer Students Were Behind in Spring 2022, New Research Shows

New educator survey data from the Christensen Institute released today offers insights into how K–12 teachers are faring, the technology they’re still relying on most, and how the pandemic continues to influence their instructional methods and tools, even with 97% of teachers back to in-person learning.

Verizon to Add 50 More Learning Labs and 50 More Innovative Learning Schools

Verizon is celebrating 10 years of its digital inclusion-focused education initiative by announcing that the telecommunications company will launch Verizon Innovative Learning Labs in 50 more Title I schools this fall and is adding 50 new Title I schools to its Innovative Learning Schools program, bringing the program’s total reach to 561 schools nationwide, the company said.

Applications Now Open for ClassTag's $10K Community Engagement Grant

K–12 community engagement platform ClassTag has opened applications for its Community Engagement Grant, which will recognize a U.S. school district for engaging with families, staff, and the community in “the most creative ways,” the company said.

Two More Districts, in California and Connecticut, Say Their Students' Data Included in Illuminate Education Breach

Two more school districts have recently notified parents that their students were among the millions across the country impacted by the Illuminate Education breach of private student data: Ventura Unified School District in California and Newtown Public Schools in Connecticut.

Optoma Unveils Microsoft-Powered, Cloud-Based Remote Management Solution for Displays

Display manufacturer Optoma has launched a cloud-based version of its Optoma Management Suite that is powered by Microsoft Azure and offers streamlined, real-time monitoring, diagnosing, and controlling of connected audio-visual displays via a single platform, according to a news release.

SchoolMint Launches Mental Wellness Support App for U.S. K–12 Educators

Strategic enrollment management provider SchoolMint is launching a new mental wellness app specifically for K–12 educators, the company announced this week, as teacher burnout soars and more teachers than not say they're likely to leave the profession sooner than planned.

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