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.


FCC Approves Kajeet to be Lifeline Broadband Provider

Ahead of FETC 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Monday approved Internet provider Kajeet to be a Lifeline Broadband Provider, allowing school districts to enroll students from low-income households to receive high-speed Internet at home at little-to-no cost to the schools.

CA State Parks Bring Live Field Trips into Classroom Virtually

In order to provide unique, hands-on learning experiences for children, California State Parks has been working to expand its distance learning program, PORTS (Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Schools).

Wahsega Labs to Showcase Drop-in Ceiling Tile Speaker

The manufacturer of VoIP products will be demonstrating its latest intercoms, zone controllers and speaker line this week at the Future of Education Technology (FETC) conference.

Black Box to Roll Out Charging Cart

The company Monday announced its upcoming educational device charging carts would debut at the Future of Education Technology (FETC) conference this week in Orlando, FL.

Impero Education Pro 6 Adds Cloud-Based Analytics Tool for Visualizing Safety Data

School IT provider Impero Software is debuting Impero Education Pro 6 at the FETC conference, taking place this week in Orlando, FL.

Startups Take Center Stage at FETC

The 37th Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), Jan. 24-27, will feature 19 startup companies in its FETC Startup Pavilion, located in the Orange County Convention Center’s exposition hall.

Nearpod Releases Version 9.5 for iOS

The latest version features an improved interface that increases accessibility for teachers and grants them greater control over students’ devices.

OverDrive Education Launches Collaborative eBook Platform

The provider of digital content will be showcasing its new collaborative eBook platform at the FETC conference, taking place this week in Orlando, FL. The new Shared Collections enables multiple schools to borrow digital content via a single website.

Vote on Education Secretary Delayed Until Next Tuesday

A vote on Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee for Department of Education (ED) secretary, has been delayed a week so that senators can review her investments and government ethics paperwork. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) will now vote at 10 a.m. Jan. 31, rather than tomorrow, Jan. 24.

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