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.


Raptor Technologies Acquires SchoolPass, Will Integrate Its Attendance and Dismissal Automation Features

School safety software provider Raptor Technologies has acquired SchoolPass and will integrate the latter’s cloud-based attendance automation and dismissal automation into the Raptor Tech platform, according to a news release.

ParentSquare Adds Virtual Phone Feature for School Staff

School-home communications provider ParentSquare has unveiled a new Virtual Phone feature to its platform that documents and records voice communications between educators and families just as it does with other types of exchanges, according to a news release.

ClassLink's New DataGuard Tool 'Masks' PII in Roster Data Shared with Vendors

Identity and access management provider ClassLink has launched a new tool called DataGuard designed to reduce the amount of sensitive private data shared by schools with ed tech vendors, according to a news release.

Discovery Education Releases Updates to Several Learning Products

K–12 ed tech company Discovery Education has recently added and updated several products on its digital platform. These include a new original series, new Arcademics games, Sesame Workshop resources, and science teaching resources.

Federal Legislation Would Create K-12 Cybersecurity Improvement Program, Incident Registry

A new bill filed in both houses of Congress Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA), Rep. Zach Nunn (R-IA), Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) would direct CISA to create a cybersecurity information exchange for K–12 schools, a voluntary incident registry, and a “Cybersecurity Technology Improvement Program” funded at $10 million per year for the next two years.

VHS Learning Adds High School STEAM, IT, and Business Courses

Online instruction provider VHS Learning has added 11 new courses for the 2023–24 school year for high school students studying online either through their local school district or at home for supplemental learning, the nonprofit said in a news release.

MindSpark Learning Offers New Responsible AI Course for Educators

Non-profit education training and consulting organization MindSpark has added a new on-demand course to its foundation AI training library: “Responsible AI (RAI).” The course, for teachers and school administrators, was created with the help of generative AI, and is not just “about artificial intelligence — it is artificial intelligence,” according to the organization.

School Passport 2.0 Puts Schools In Control of Data, 'Seamlessly Anonymizes' PII Shared with Ed Tech

Global Grid for Learning has unveiled its newest school data exchange solution designed to give schools better data analytics and control over data privacy while eliminating the need for vendors using the standards to access and share students’ protected private information, by using patented anonymization and API technology.

Carnegie, ETS Partner for Assessment Suite

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and assessment provider ETS are partnering to develop a suite of tools designed to "radically transform education assessment across the United States."

Class.com Working On ChatGPT-Powered AI Teaching Assistant

Class Technologies, a provider of virtual learning tools for online synchronous instruction, has announced it will soon release a new ChatGPT-powered A.I. Teaching Assistant, dubbed A.I. TA.

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