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.


Discovery Ed To Launch Sesame Street-Branded Channel for PreK–2 in Fall 2022

Nonprofit media group Sesame Workshop and K–12 digital learning provider Discovery Education today unveiled plans for an early learning channel featuring Sesame Street characters, set to debut this fall.

What Educators Need to Know About Assistive Tech Tools: Q&A with Texthelp CEO

Texthelp CEO Martin McKay dives into the growing need for assistive technology, explaining what such features schools should look for when choosing learning platforms, and how accessibility tech tools help all learners — not just the one student in five with a language-based disability.

Aerospace, Engineering, and Rocketry Education Initiative Unveiled by NSTA, AIAA, and Estes Rockets

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, model rocket maker Estes Industries, and the National Science Teaching Association today announced a new joint initiative called Exploration Generation to bring aerospace, engineering, and rocketry education to K–12 classrooms nationwide.

SchoolStatus Names Scott Mitchell as Chief Financial Officer

THE Journal welcomes submissions about new hires and promotions among ed tech industry executives and K–12 public school administrators in the United States. Contributed news items will be published once a week on THEJournal.com; the archives can be accessed at any time at THEJournal.com/articles/list/people-on-the-move.

Instructure's Acquisition of Concentric Sky Bringing Some Changes to Canvas LMS Users

Instructure has announced the acquisition of Concentric Sky, maker of the Badgr digital credentialing platform.

CoderZ Unveils New Coding Tournament Kit Called League in a Box

CoderZ Technologies today introduced a new “League in a Box” kit available for purchase that enables educators to easily start and host coding tournaments within a classroom, a school, or a district — and providing a simplified path to getting students involved in CoderZ’s international Virtual Cyber Robotics Competition, the company said.

PresenceLearning and Highlights Partner on Therapy Content for Children With Special Needs

Online student therapy provider PresenceLearning announced this week it is expanding its library of content for children with special needs, thanks to a new partnership with kids’ magazine Highlights.

EqualLevel Introduces New Supplemental Funds Management Solution for Districts

K–12 procure-to-pay compliance platform EqualLevel today launched a new solution called MyFunds to help school districts allocate, track, and disburse supplemental funds and spending, the company said in a news release.

Survey Shows Majority of Students on Futurescape Platform Considering Going into STEM Fields

The American Student Assistance nonprofit, whose mission is to help middle- and high-schoolers explore career and post-secondary options, found in a survey of over 2,000 student members that the most popular careers respondents are considering have a STEM and digital focus, according to a news release.

Report: Students Used 74 Different Ed Tech Tools in Fall 2021 Semester, Educators Used 86

LearnPlatform today released a mid-year ed tech usage report showing that K–12 students in U.S. school districts used 74 different digital learning tools during the first half of the current school year, and educators used 86.

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