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.

How ESSA and Perkins V Can Support STEAM

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) was signed into law in 2018 to provide funding for career and technical education (CTE) programs for young people and adults.

Flipped Learning Global Initiative Teams with Micro-Schools

An experiential "micro-school" with two campuses in the Seattle area has joined forces with the Flipped Learning Global Initiative to begin developing an "international network of independent micro-schools" that use the flipped model.

4 Resources on Coronavirus for K–12 Schools

If you're seeking useful resources for educating your students about COVID-19, here are four resources we recommend, ordered by youngest learner to oldest.

High Schools Add Esports Teams and Compete Regionally

"Gaming competitively is similar to a lot of other sports and competitions in the sense that it takes a considerable amount of time, practice and skill to do well."

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of March 2, 2020)

Upcoming funding opportunities for schools

Latest Reading Report Tracks Trends of Reading in K–12

As students move through school, they tend to spend less time reading nonfiction. The number of topics students show interest in through their reading practices also narrows as they age.

Augmented Reality to Reach $100 Billion by 2024

The market for augmented reality will soar to $100 billion by 2024, driven by advances in interaction between the user and AR devices, according to a new forecast by market research firm ABI.

AI to Take Much Greater Role in Privacy Compliance

Artificial intelligence will power 40 percent of privacy compliance technologies within the next htree years. That’s up from 5 percent now, according to market research firm Gartner.

Center for Collaborative Classroom Updates Mobile Apps

A nonprofit that helped introduce the concept of social-emotional development into education has teamed up with an educational technology company to update its software.

Feds Offer Guidance on School Safety

The federal government has launched a "clearinghouse" website to help schools prepare for threats.