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.


Impero Education Pro 6 Adds Cloud-Based Analytics Tool for Visualizing Safety Data

School IT provider Impero Software is debuting Impero Education Pro 6 at the FETC conference, taking place this week in Orlando, FL.

The Learning Accelerator Appoints Superintendent, Instructional Technologist to Board

The Learning Accelerator (TLA), a national nonprofit organization that develops blended and personalized learning solutions, has appointed two new members to its board of directors, including a seasoned superintendent and an instructional technology expert.

Startups Take Center Stage at FETC

The 37th Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), Jan. 24-27, will feature 19 startup companies in its FETC Startup Pavilion, located in the Orange County Convention Center’s exposition hall.

OverDrive Education Launches Collaborative E-Book Platform

The provider of digital content will be showcasing its new collaborative eBook platform at the FETC conference, taking place this week in Orlando, FL. The new Shared Collections enables multiple schools to borrow digital content via a single website.

Nearpod Releases Version 9.5 for iOS

The latest version features an improved interface that increases accessibility for teachers and grants them greater control over students’ devices.

Vote on Education Secretary Delayed Until Next Tuesday

A vote on Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Department of Education (ED) secretary, has been delayed a week so that senators can review her investments and government ethics paperwork. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) will now vote at 10 a.m. Jan. 31, rather than tomorrow, Jan. 24.

Carnegie Learning Adds Summative Assessments to Middle School Math Software

Carnegie Learning, a company that offers software- and web-based personalized learning solutions, and Edulastic, an online assessment platform, has teamed up to introduce a new feature to the former's math software that enables users to add summative assessments.

Video Series to Reveal K–16 Education Plan and Advocate for Disadvantaged Students

Unite For California Students (U4CAS) and Prager University will launch a four-part video series discussing changes to California’s education system so it can better meet the needs of special needs and low-income students.

Report: South Carolina Teacher Shortage is Getting Worse

South Carolina started the 2016-17 school year with 481 open teaching positions and it looks like the teacher shortage there is getting worse, according to the latest report from the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA).

AAC App Adds Features to Engage Students, Communicator Team

The augmented and alternative communication (AAC) app, created for students who have trouble speaking, has debuted a feature that improves team communications and goal-setting efforts across the app.

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