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.


Apple Rolls Out iPad Learning App Updates, More Resources for Educators

Apple recently announced a number of updates and new resources for K–12 educators, including new instructional resources emphasizing project-based learning, creativity, and collaboration, as well as professional learning opportunities.

Reading Horizons Announces Tech-Enabled Edition of Reading Horizons Discovery

Literacy skills company Reading Horizons has launched a new edition of its multisensory Reading Horizons Discovery program, upgrading to a tech-enabled version that provides instant and actionable data to enable teachers to help their K–3 students become proficient readers.

Two Nonprofits Merge in Push for More Evidence of Impact in Ed Tech Decisions

Two national nonprofits, EdTech Evidence Exchange and InnovateEDU, are merging in hopes of accelerating their work to improve outcomes and efficiencies in the usage of technology K–12 education, the organizations announced.

New Leaders Named at Tools 4 Reading, Newsela, ParentSquare, Age of Learning, DreamBox Learning, GoGuardian, PLTW, City Fund

October 2022 People on the Move for K-12 education include Judi Dodson at Tools 4 Reading, Camila Franco at Newsela, Sashangar “Sash” Sreetharan at ParentSquare, Ty West at Age of Learning, Andrew Poggio at DreamBox Learning, Dionna Smith and Ya Xu at GoGuardian, David Dimmett at Project Lead The Way, Marlon Marshall at City Fund, and dozens of leadership awards recipients at the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents annual conference.

Reports: Rash of Fake Active Shooter Calls Have Impacted Nearly 200 Schools This Semester

Nearly 200 schools in 28 states have been targeted by hoax “active shooter” calls since the beginning of the school year, according to investigations published this week by NPR and Wired.

Digital Promise Launches New Prioritizing Racial Equity in AI Design Product Certification

A new ed tech product certification, Prioritizing Racial Equity in AI Design, from nonprofit Digital Promise and the Edtech Equity Project that takes aim at racial bias in AI-powered learning software is now accepting applications from ed tech providers that intentionally promote equity in their product design.

IBM, Hispanic Heritage Foundation Providing Free SkillsBuild Tech Courses to Latino Students

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation has partnered with IBM Education to provide IBM's SkillsBuild education program to Latino high school students free of charge, giving them skills they need to meet workforce demands.

K–12 Grants & Upcoming Events

Upcoming funding opportunities, conferences, and webinars for K–12 schools, teachers, IT practitioners, and leaders (updated semi-weekly)

NAEP: Remote Learning Not Solely to Blame for Decline in Reading and Math Achievement

Most of the United States saw declines in reading and math achievement on standardized tests between 2019 and 2022. Those declines happened in both fourth- and eighth-grade in a large majority of states and jurisdictions.

CISA Holding Virtual National Summit on School Safety, Cybersecurity for Local, State K-12 Leaders, Educators

Registration is now open for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s virtual 2022 National Summit on K–12 School Safety and Security, scheduled for Nov. 1–3, 2022, and the event is specifically for public school leaders and policymakers at the state level and for local K–12 administrators, principals, educators, IT practitioners, school safety officials, mental health professionals, and school board members, CISA said.

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