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.


K12 SIX Releases Essential Cyber Incident Response Template for Schools

K12 Security Information Exchange today released a free Cyber Incident Response Runbook for U.S. public schools, a fill-in-the-blank style guide created specifically to help K–12 school leaders build an effective, comprehensive response plan for any type of cyber incident.

Annual Camp Promethean Free Virtual Learning Event for Educators is Thursday

Ed tech provider Promethean will host its annual Camp Promethean virtual professional learning event on Thursday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT, and participation is free for educators, the company said in a news release.

Why Student Data Breaches Are Dangerous & How They May Alter the Ed Tech Marketplace

What do the expanding impact of recent ed tech data breaches — and what the growing dangers of student data breaches — mean for policymakers, parents, IT professionals, and school districts? THE Journal Insider podcast discusses student data privacy, policy, and ed tech procurement with Doug Levin, national director of K12 Security Information Exchange, and Dr. Tim Clark, Vice President of K12 Programs at 1EdTech.

Verizon STEM Achievers Camps at 44 Partner Colleges Free for Title I Middle Schoolers

Verizon Innovative Learning has expanded its free project-based summer program, a series of three-week, on-site camps called STEM Achievers, to include middle-school students in more under-resourced communities, a Verizon spokesperson said.

Applications for High School Educator of the Year Awards Open Through Oct. 1

Oct. 1, 2022, is the deadline to apply for the National Society of High School Scholars’ Educator of the Year Awards, with grant funds of $5,000 for the top award and nine finalist awards of $1,000 apiece.

Applications for STEAM Educator Grants Open through Aug. 15 for High School Teachers

The National Society of High School Scholars’ STEAM Educator Grant, accepting applications through Aug. 15, is for high school educators who teach STEAM principles or subjects and are currently employed at a public or private high school in the United States.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Teaching Grants for High School Teachers: Deadline is Aug. 15

Aug. 15 is the deadline to apply for the National Society of High School Scholars’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Teaching Grant, for educators who serve in rural areas, diverse student populations, or are “actively promoting diversity and inclusion initiatives in their school or greater community.”

Deadline for $10,000 District Community Engagement Grant Looms

The deadline for the $10,000 ClassTag Community Engagement Grant is just nine days away. The program will recognize one school district for a "creative or successful new community engagement initiative" that took place in the 2021–2022 school year.

Entry Period Closes July 15 for OtterBox Learn Connected Grant of 75 iPads and Cases

OtterBox is giving away 75 iPads and Defender cases to an under-resourced classroom or school district, and educators may enter themselves or nominate other teachers of under-resourced classrooms through Friday, July 15.

Over 70% of Schools Say Pandemic Effect on Student Behavior, Socio-Emotional Development, Staffing Grew Worse in 2021–22

The National Center for Education Statistics’ May 2022 School Pulse Panel survey of U.S. public K–12 schools shows that the COVID-19 pandemic continued to significantly impair student socio-emotional development and behavioral development during the most recent school year, and over half reported that chronic absenteeism was worse than the year before, according to the results released this week.

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