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.


Schools Face Civil Liberties Battles in Effort to Adopt Facial Recognition

As schools around the country attempt to deploy new facial recognition functionality as part of their video surveillance systems, the ACLU is challenging those efforts in the name of protecting civil rights. And they're not alone in their concerns about the controversial student surveillance tactic.

AdvancED and Measured Progress Merging

Two education non-profits are merging. AdvancED and Measured Progress made the announcement late last month, adding that they expect their combined work to affect 28 million students worldwide.

Digital Equity Toolkit Spotlights Tactics to Bridge the Homework Gap

The "homework gap" hasn't gone away. According to the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the lack of access to the internet at home continues to put a sizable number of students at a "significant disadvantage."

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of July 16, 2018)

Two weeks left to apply for American Honda Foundation STEM grants!

SMART Adds Workspaces to Learning Suite, Intros Remote Management

Ed tech company SMART Technologies has released enhancements to its online learning suite and debuted a new remote management service that facilitates central management of student and teacher devices.

Blackboard Updates Free Online Learning Platform CourseSites

At the BbWorld conference taking place this week in Orlando, Blackboard today introduced a new version of CourseSites, a free platform for individual instructors to deliver e-learning.

Michigan Adds STEM Endorsement to Diplomas

A change to the education law in Michigan has created a "STEM endorsement" for students in grades 7 to 12.

Khan Academy Kids Launches for Early Learners

Nonprofit Khan Academy has launched Khan Academy Kids, an educational app designed for early learners (ages 2 to 5). The full app is available free for iOS and is in beta for Android.

BandLab Launches Free Music Platform for Ed

A free education platform for creating and collaborating on music has come out of beta. BandLab for Education from BandLab Technologies lets students and teachers work together on tablets and computers to make music and develop their understanding of music production.

Future Ready Schools Takes Free Personalized Learning PD to 5 Cities

A set of free, two-day professional development events taking place this fall will enable school leaders to learn the basics of delivering personalized education to their students, which includes the use of technology.

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