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.


Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Jan. 28, 2019)

New grants added: Library of Congress Literacy Awards and the Discovery Education/USC Stronger Than Hate Challenge.

School Safety and Security Guidance Updated

The Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) has released an updated edition of its safety and security guidelines for K-12 schools.

5 Hurdles to Technological Innovation in K–12 Education

Innovating in education, especially with technology, doesn't come without its hurdles. These may be organizational; they may involve people not knowing what to do or having a lack of resources, but the result is a slow-down in the adoption of innovation.

Education Needs to Revamp How to Teach English Learners in STEM

English language learners are underrepresented in STEM fields, in both college and on the job. To understand how education can better work with these students (who could speak one of 350 different languages in the United States) is the topic of a new report from the National Academy of Sciences.

4 Best Practices for the Release of Data Under FERPA During School Emergencies

"A delicate balance exists between privacy and security in schools," a recent federal report on school safety noted. "On the one hand, there is the legal requirement to protect the privacy of student education records. On the other hand, it is critical to recognize that some education records may contain information that, if disclosed to appropriate officials, could help prevent students from harming themselves or others."

How to Build 'Inclusive, Safe, Engaging' Schools

A nonprofit that focuses on improving the climate for learning has released two reports intended to help school leaders understand how to create "safe, engaging school communities."

Teacher Confidence in Ed Tech on the Rise, But Not Feelings About the Profession

Teacher confidence in the use of technology is rising incrementally. Some 99 percent of teachers and school leaders in a recent survey reported that they're using digital technology in their classrooms. And nearly as many (96 percent) said they've seen benefits from its use.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Jan. 21, 2019)

New grants added: Library of Congress Literacy Awards and the Discovery Education/USC Stronger Than Hate Challenge.

New Program Processes Donations for Teacher Needs

A new platform has launched to help teachers fund supplies, field trips, books and other expenses in the classroom.

ACT Acquires K–12 Digital Content Provider Knovation

Knovation, a curator of K-12 open educational resources, has been acquired by ACT. Through the acquisition, ACT will gain access to the company's many digital resources for K-12 schools and districts.

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