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.

SchoolStatus Releases Unified Communication and School Attendance Platform

SchoolStatus has announced its new K–12 platform to improve communications between schools and families to help ensure student attendance. The platform features two data-driven solutions: SchoolStatus Connect and SchoolStatus Attend.

9 Key Hurdles, Accelerators, and Tech Enablers in Education for 2024

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has released its annual list of the top hurdles, accelerators, and technology enablers impacting schools and districts this year.

SchoolAI and Utah School District Partner to Bring AI Into All Classrooms

SchoolAI, which integrates generative AI into K–12 classrooms, has partnered with the Jordan School District, one of Utah's largest, to bring AI into all classrooms district-wide using the company's platform.

GoGuardian Unifies Learning Tools as Pear Deck Learning Ecosystem

K–12 ed tech company GoGuardian has announced a newly unified portfolio of curriculum tools named Pear Deck Learning.

Extreme Networks Expands Slate of E-Rate Eligible Solutions

Cloud networking company Extreme Networks has announced an expansion of federal broadband E-Rate eligible solutions for K–12 schools and public libraries.

Ransomware Targeting K–12 Rose 92% in 2023, Malwarebytes Reports

New research from Malwarebytes ThreatDown analysts shows that 2023 was the "worst year on record" for education, with a 105% jump in known ransomware attacks targeting the sector and a 92% rise in ransomware targeting K–12 education specifically — with nearly half of those targeting U.S. school districts.

Propello Releases Supplemental Inquiry-Based Science Booster Packs

K–12 ed tech company Propello has launched inquiry-based science booster packs to complement existing curricula and stimulate student engagement.

Virginia Department of Ed Adds Lexia Literacy Tools to Tutoring Initiative

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has added two Lexia Learning literacy tools to its ALL in Tutoring reading initiative — Lexia Core5 Reading for grades 3-5 and Lexia PowerUp for grades 6-8 — as part of its array of tutoring resources.

PowerSchool Acquires Financial Software Provider Allovue to Enhance K–12 Solutions

K–12 education software company PowerSchool has acquired Allovue, a financial budgeting, planning, and analytics provider for K–12 school districts.

Survey Suggests 59% of AI Early Adopters Are Accelerating Its Use, But 40% Lag Behind

IBM's 2023 AI Adoption Index survey of enterprise-scale companies worldwide found that about the same number (42%) adopted AI early on as those who are still exploring or experimenting with it (40%). But of those who adopted AI early, 59% are accelerating their use or investment in it.