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.


Savvas Unveils New Enhancements, UX for Realize LMS Platform

Savvas Learning Company has launched a number of updates to its Savvas Realize learning management system platform with enhancements for educators and students and a new interface for teachers that aim to save time for busy educators, according to a news release.

New Ed Tech Leadership Roles for Skrzypek, Hearn, Osgood, Nakamoto, Smalls, Starr, and Flucker

New leadership roles at ed tech companies were recently announced for Krzysztof "Chris" Skrzypek, Alysha Hearn, Shannon Osgood, Amy Nakamoto, Jackie Smalls, Joshua P. Starr, and Benita Flucker.

New Hampshire Deal Will Provide Unlimited Tutor.com Access to Every Middle- and High-Schooler Statewide

The New Hampshire Department of Education recently tapped Tutor.com to provide 24/7 online tutoring access to every middle and high school student in the state, including those enrolled in public, private, and charter schools, as well as home-schooled students in the Education Freedom Account and Home Education programs.

How to Save Teacher Content and Data Before Edmodo Shutters and Deletes Everything on Sept. 23

Edmodo will permanently shutter on Sept. 22, and educators who have used the platform will no longer have access to their accounts, their instructional content, nor their student data, the company announced this week on its website — here's how to export all the teacher and student files and data before the platform shuts down and deletes all accounts and associated files and data.

Renaissance Acquires Illuminate Education

Renaissance, one of the largest U.S. providers of reading, math, and assessment solutions serving about 40,000 K–12 schools, has acquired Illuminate Education, according to an email sent to Illuminate customers this morning.

Vector Solutions Adds Spanish, French Translations to K-12 Staff Training Courses

Staff training and software provider Vector Solutions has added a new Course Translations feature that enables school district employees to access the company’s K–12 training courses in multiple languages, the company said in a news release.

Vernier Software & Technology Changes Name to Vernier Science Education

Vernier Software & Technology has changed its name to Vernier Science Education to more closely reflect the company’s focus on providing schools with hands-on, socially relevant STEM education tools and resources, according to a news release.

Expanded Imagine Learning Classroom Platform Combines Core ELA Math Curriculum Solutions

Imagine Learning, a top provider of digital curricula serving 15 million K–12 students nationwide, today launched a renovated and expanded platform for its core English Language Arts and mathematics solutions, called Imagine Learning Classroom, combining the resources formerly known as LearnZillion with Imagine Learning Illustrative Mathematics, Imagine Learning EL Education, Imagine Learning Odell Education, and Imagine Learning Guidebooks, the company told THE Journal in an exclusive interview.

WeVideo Acquires Video-Enrichment Software Company PlayPosit

Multimedia creation platform WeVideo has acquired PlayPosit, whose software allows users to layer learning experiences into video content, and users will soon be able to add interactive content to their videos as well as measure real-time results.

Capstone Increases E-Book Accessibility for K–5 Classrooms, Libraries, and at Home

Capstone, a publisher of interactive e-books, has announced enhancements to its platform to make it easier to use for K–5 students who have vision, cognitive, physical, and hearing disabilities, the company announced this week.

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