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 Analytics Platform Aims to Promote Equity and Inclusion in Educational Leadership

Voice4Equity (V4E), a national organization promoting women and women of color as K–12 school superintendents, and The Superintendent Lab (TSL), a superintendency data and research company, have partnered to debut an AI-driven Education Leadership Analytics platform to promote equity and inclusion in educational leadership through policy, practice, and research.

SXSW EDU 2024 Highlights for K-12 Education Leaders

This March 4-7, SXSW EDU returns to Austin for a wide range of learning and mentorship experiences, performances, film screenings, future-focused competitions, and more.

Iowa Program Adds Derivita Math Resources to Bolster STEM Curricula

Digital mathematics platform company Derivita has been chosen as one of 14 providers by the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council at the Iowa Department of Education to be part of the state's 2024-25 Iowa STEM Scale-Up Program.

Google Announces New Education Features and AI Tools, New Chromebooks

Google has announced 15 new Chromebooks and more than 30 new Google for Education features, both available now and to be rolled out this year, the company said in a blog about its recent and upcoming showcases at annual ed tech exhibition Bett 2024.

LG Announces New CreateBoard with Built-in Access to Google Play Store

LG Business Solutions USA (LG) has introduced a new CreateBoard, the TR3DK-BM, to be shipped this spring. It will come with ransomware default protection ChromeOS Flex and Android 13 pre-installed and be able to access the Google Play store.

'Too Small and Too Slow': FCC Cybersecurity Pilot Proposal Draws Criticism

A week remains for K–12 stakeholders to submit comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed 3-year, $200 million Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot Program, and so far, most comments submitted have expressed significant concerns that it is too "too small and too slow" to help public schools defend against emerging cyber threats.

Orbbec and Hiwonder Partner in Educational Robotics

3D vision technology company Orbbec and educational robot manufacturer Hiwonder have partnered to add Orbbec's 3D capabilities to Hiwonder's mobile robot platforms, the companies announced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.

Microsoft Announces Education AI Enhancements with Focus on Collaboration, Personalized Learning

Microsoft has unveiled a handful of AI initiatives aimed at educators and students, including new and enhanced features in Microsoft Copilot and Microsoft Loop.

STEM Forward Program to Take Students on a Virtual STEM Tour of Japan with Olympian Katy Ledecky

Panasonic North America, Discovery Education, and Olympic and World Champion Katy Ledecky will team up to take students in middle and high school on a second virtual tour through the educational program STEM Forward.

Prince George's County Public Schools Upgrades SIS to Better Manage Communications, Data

After an exhaustive search to replace its 15-year-old student information system, Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) in Maryland, one of the largest K–12 school districts in the U.S., chose Edupoint Educational Systems' Synergy Education Platform to replace its aging student information system and meet several other needs.