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.

Call for Speakers Reopened: Tech Tactics in Education 2024

Now rescheduled as a virtual event on Sept. 25, the annual conference from the producers of Campus Technology and THE Journal will focus AI, cybersecurity, data, ed tech, and other emerging trends in K–20 education.

FCC Cybersecurity Funding Pilot Moves Forward

The Federal Communications Commission has adopted a $200 million, three-year program to help schools and libraries purchase eligible cybersecurity services and equipment — and to gather data on how well the products and services address cyber threats.

Only Half of Ransomware-Compromised Data Will Be Recovered, According to Survey Report

Organizations are vulnerable to substantial data loss and negative business impact from a ransomware attack, according to a recent Veeam Software survey.

Microsoft's 'Recall' Feature Will No Longer Be a Default Setting Due to Security Concerns

Microsoft's controversial new AI Recall feature (currently in preview) will not be activated by default for Windows users, the company announced.

Apple Introduces 'Apple Intelligence,' ChatGPT Integration

Apple has announced "Apple Intelligence," a comprehensive software update across its devices, including iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia, aiming to provide users with a personalized version of generative AI (GenAI).

K–12 Grants & Upcoming Events

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

KnowBe4-MobileMind Integration to Simplify Security Training Management

It's now easier for MobileMind users to track and manage teachers' progress with KnowBe4's security training campaigns.

Brainly Releases AI-Powered Test Prep Service

AI education solutions provider Brainly recently announced a new service called Test Prep, designed to create personalized study experiences to boost both test scores and student confidence, a news release reports. Test Prep offers customized daily tasks that adjust to the student’s class schedule, removing the stress of study planning and time management.

Curtiss Barnes Named New 1EdTech CEO

1EdTech, the non-profit community partnership of education providers, government organizations, and ed tech suppliers working toward an open, trusted, and innovative digital learning ecosystem, has appointed education technology leader Curtiss Barnes as CEO.

Integration Brings Exemplars Math Assessment Data to Otus Platform

Student data and assessment company Otus has partnered with Exemplars, a provider of standards-based performance tasks in math, science, and writing, to integrate the latter's math assessment data within the Otus platform.