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.

Teachers Report Increase in AI Usage

Half of educators in a recent survey said that AI usage among students and teachers has increased since the fall of this school year.

After Making AI Recall Feature Opt-In, Microsoft Postpones Its Release

Microsoft is putting the brakes on its new AI feature for Windows that was designed to "retrace users' steps."

Microsoft Beefs up Copilot Education Features, Expands Khanmigo for Teachers

Microsoft has announced a spate of new education features within Copilot for Microsoft 365, enabling teachers and students to utilize generative AI for content creation, automated feedback, and more.

Report: Gen Z Students Expect AI to Negatively Impact Society

Generation Z students (those born after 1997) have a number of concerns about artificial intelligence, according to a new survey conducted by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHS).

Discovery Education Offers Free PD Resources for Educators

Discovery Education has introduced a number of free professional development resources to help teachers of all experience levels integrate digital resources into their instruction.

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).