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.

Core Knowledge Foundation Partners with Louisiana Ed Department to Offer Digital K–8 Social Studies Curriculum

Education equity nonprofit Core Knowledge Foundation has partnered with the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) to develop a digital K–8 social studies curriculum, Bayou Bridges, for the state's school districts for the 2024-25 school year. The curriculum will be hosted on ed tech company Kiddom's platform.

Santa Barbara Unified School District Gains Tech-Enabled Transportation Safety Features with New School Bus Contract

Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD) has awarded a five-year, $30 million contract for school bus service to the Zūm school transportation company.

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Launches Data Visualization Tool to Track Student and School Performance

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and data analytics company SAS have partnered to launch a web-based tool that provides reports and analysis on performance, achievement, and growth at all K–12 schools in the state to help guide decision-making about effective learning strategies.

Malwarebytes Unveils ThreatDown K–12 Bundle, a Unified Cybersecurity Solution for Schools

Cybersecurity software and services vendor Malwarebytes has launched a new unified solution for school districts called ThreatDown K–12 Bundle that is more cost-effective than piecemeal solutions, the company said in a news release.

Media Management Tool for Schools Enters U.S. Market, Addresses Student Image Privacy Concerns

Digital media management system Pixevety has made its consent-driven photo, data, and video platform and protocols available to U.S. school districts, the company said in a news release.

HMH Acquires Writable, Launches AI and Emerging Technology Incubator HMH Labs

Learning technology company HMH has acquired software company Writable, building on a longstanding partnership that has included the integration of Writable's research-backed writing assessment and practice solution with HMH's core ELA offerings for grades 3–12, HMH said in a news release.

New Rubric Provides Mission-Driven Framework for AI Use

The nonprofit Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) has collaborated with mission consultancy company Intentional Futures (iF) to design a rubric for scoring the mission-driven use of AI in educational institutions, nonprofits, and ed tech companies.

NIST Releases Update to Cybersecurity Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released an update to its Cybersecurity Framework, the often-referenced set of guidelines and best practices for cybersecurity strategy. The refresh is the first since the guidance document was issued in 2014.

Society for Science Awards 41 Student STEM Research Grants

The Society for Science organization has announced 41 educator awardees of its 2023-2024 STEM Research Grants to provide research kits or funding for middle and high school hands-on science education projects.

Savvas Learning Company Acquires Dual Credit Online Course Provider Outlier.org

Savvas Learning Company has acquired Outlier.org, an ed tech startup whose portfolio of online college-level courses enable high school students to earn dual credit without leaving their school campus, according to a news release.