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.


Clever Taps Trish Sparks as New CEO to Lead 'Next Phase' of Innovation, Global Expansion

Digital learning platform Clever and its parent company Kahoot announced today that Trish Sparks, a former educator and currently head of Clever's sales and customer success, will take the helm as the new CEO on May 1 as Tyler Bosmeny, who co-founded Clever a decade ago, steps aside but will remain on the board in an advisory role.

Clever Unveils Expanded Identity Management Tool with New Active Directory Integration

In response to growing cybersecurity concerns combined with staffing shortages among U.S. K–12 schools, digital learning platform and single sign-on provider Clever today unveiled an expanded identity management solution that adds support for Microsoft Active Directory, the company said in a news release.

Pitsco Education Awarding Monthly Grants to Teachers for STEM Materials

Pitsco Education’s Teacher’s Grants award $350 each month to a PreK–college educator in the form of a voucher to use to purchase STEM hands-on instruction materials and kits.

NWEA: Certain Groups Lose More Ground When School is Out, Illustrating Importance of Summer Programs

An NWEA study of current research examining K–8 student progress during a typical school year and over the summer reveals that historically underserved groups suffer most when school is out for summer break, emphasizing the importance of summer learning programs in overcoming inequitable achievement gaps, the nonprofit said in a news release.

Zoom Rolls Out New Features Requested By Educators

Zoom has begun rolling out several new features for education users of its Chat and Meetings functions, fulfilling the most popular requests from teachers and administrators on its platform, the company announced today.

Deadline is May 1 for NEA Foundation Learning and Leadership Grants for Individual, Group PD Activities

The NEA Foundation’s Learning & Leadership Grants program is accepting applications through May 1 for the summer 2022 funding period; school support staff, teachers, and specialized instructional support staff are eligible to apply.

Educators Can Apply Through April 30 for 50 Unsung Heroes Grants of $2K Each

The Voya Unsung Heroes grant program, which awards $2,000 each to 50 educators to fund innovative classroom projects plus three top awards of up to $25,000, is accepting applications through April 30.

Deadline Approaching for PD Grants for Mathematics Teachers

May 1 is the deadline to apply for individual teacher grants of up to $3,000 each from the Mathematics Education Trust of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Nearly 1 in 5 Teens Factoring Remote Work into Their University and Career Plans, Survey Shows

Schools going remote during the pandemic may have been seen by adults as a temporary solution, but for many students, it has changed the way they are thinking about and planning for their futures in post-secondary education, careers, and where they will live, according to a survey by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics conducted at the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge competition in February.

Largest Online Learning Consortium in PA to Use StrongMind for Digital Curriculum

The largest K–12 online learning consortium in Pennsylvania, the Capital Area Online Learning Association, has selected StrongMind to provide standards-aligned digital courses for the 10,000-plus public school students enrolled with CAOLA, StrongMind said in a news release.

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