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.


Panopto Video Platform Adds Support for VR, Multi-Language Speech Recognition

Panopto has introduced new capabilities to its education video platform, including support for 360-degree and virtual reality video and search support for speech recognition in nine languages.

Personalized Learning to Dominate Chan Zuckerberg Ed Investments

In the near term, the organization will invest in development of promising "practices and products founded in the science of learning and development."

Report: ESSA Gives Opening to Innovate on Assessment

The term "assessment" is often thought to mean the end-of-year state tests used for state and federal accountability. That's too narrow of a focus that will lead to "limited outcomes," asserted a new report from iNACOL.

Online Degrees Primed to Help Early Ed Teachers Meet New Credential Reqs

A report recently published by New America posed a set of questions related to how those policies affect the early education teachers who need to attain bachelor's degrees, especially in areas of quality and access — and whether online education could provide a leg up.

Net Neutrality Vote Heavy Hit to Schools and Districts

Now that the rules that govern net neutrality have been peeled away, the reins to the internet have been handed back to service providers such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast to manage access to websites and web-based services.

Free C-STEM Studio Adds Curriculum for Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Lego Mindstorms

The University of California, Davis C-STEM Center has updated its free STEM platform for grades K-14. Version 4 of the C-STEM Studio software suite includes new and updated curriculum and programs for Lego Mindstorms, Barobo Linkbots, Raspberry Pi computers and Arduino control boards.

Maryland Boosting CS Focus in K-12

Maryland has ramped up efforts to get more students trained in computer science subjects with several new initiatives, including the first "Governor's Club Challenge," intended to draw more girls into coding, and assigning a task force to figure out what pathways are needed between education and open jobs in the state.

Indiana U High School Adopts Examity for Online Proctoring

Following a nearly three-year pilot, Indiana University High School will be working with the proctoring platform Examity, which was chosen over alternatives for its "flexibility, security and support."

Gates Foundation Needs to Avoid Past Blunders in Future Ed Investment

If the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation can avoid the same mistakes it has made in the past, its latest K–12 reform efforts will be more successful than many of its past education projects, according to a policy memo published by the National Education Policy Center.

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