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.

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.

Lightspeed Introduces Multifunctional Audio Platform Cascadia

Instructional audio company Lightspeed has announced Cascadia, a networked audio platform for K–12 schools. The new platform allows easy projection of the teacher's voice as well as instant communication outside the classroom and help in an emergency.

PTZOptics Unveils New Livestreaming Video Camera Line

PTZOptics has announced its new livestreaming video camera line, Move SE. The line, introduced at CES 2024, includes over 10 new features for PTZ cameras, the company said.

New Alliance to Upskill Girls and Women in AI, Coding, and Entrepreneurship

Global tech education nonprofit Technovation has announced The AI Forward Alliance (TAIFA), backed by partners UNICEF, the Grameen Foundation, Google, and others, to increase support for girls and women to work in the AI industry globally.

AWS Selects 15 Ed Tech Startups for Education Accelerator Program

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the selection of 15 innovative ed tech startup companies to take part in its inaugural Education Accelerator program. The program will support these companies to apply data, analytics, and AI to transform teaching and learning and tackle educational challenges to improve student success.

Call for Speakers Announced for Tech Tactics in Education 2024: Building the Future-Ready Institution

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.

State of New Hampshire Expands Partnership with Tutor.com to Include Upper Elementary and Adult Learners

The New Hampshire Department of Education (NHED) and Tutor.com have expanded their tutoring partnership agreement to include upper elementary students in grades 4-5 and adult learners preparing to take the GED and HiSET high school equivalency exams.

Districts, SHLB Coalition Applaud FCC Approval of E-rate Funds for Wi-Fi on School Buses

Beginning in funding year 2024, K–12 school districts may use E-rate funding for school bus-based Wi-Fi, connecting students on long bus rides — and, in some districts, connecting students in homes with no internet service — just as the Emergency Connectivity Fund expires.