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.


Leadership Changes Announced for Baumgartner, McCulloch, LaRue, Atkins, Revenaugh, Bratcher, Ramos, Loble, Levin, DeMont, Oran

Education organizations announcing leadership changes include BookNook, Wilson Language Training, United States Academic Esports League, Connections Academy aka Pearson Virtual Schools, Carnegie Learning, Sibme, 1EdTech, CISA Cybersecurity Advisory Committee, Heinemann Publishing, and CoderZ.

Partnership to Bring VR and 5G STEM Education to Underserved Students

Prisms VR (Prisms of Reality) and nationwide carrier T-Mobile have partnered to give more K–12 students in the U.S., especially those in rural areas, access to the 5G network in order to close the gap in interactive math and science learning via VR headsets.

Ransomware Targeting K-12 Grew a Massive 827% Last Year, SonicWall Reports

Ransomware attacks targeting K–12 schools worldwide last year grew at an “absolutely massive” rate of 827% over 2021, according to SonicWall’s 2023 Cyber Threat Report, and the data shows that education customers — those whose data is compromised during ransomware attacks — had the highest percentage reporting ransomware attempts of all sectors studied.

ED's Magnet Schools Assistance Program Accepting Applications from LEAs Through May 15

Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Department of Education’s Magnet Schools Assistance Program, which provides funding to eligible local education agencies to establish and operate magnet schools, with special curricula, to attract a diverse group of students and desegregate public schools.

CISA Alerts on Seven New Known Exploited Vulnerabilities

In the past week, CISA has published alerts on seven known exploited vulnerabilities — two of which put a long list of Apple devices at risk — ordering federal agencies to remediate the identified vulnerabilities immediately and encouraging all organizations to do the same.

Gale in Context: For Educators Adds Assessments and New Lesson Plans

Gale, an educational content provider, has added built-in assessments and hundreds of new, standards-based lesson plans to its Gale in Context: For Educators database program.

Paper Acquires Readlee To Boost Literacy Features With Artificial Intelligence

Educational support platform and tutoring provider Paper has acquired Readlee, whose software uses artificial intelligence and speech-recognition technology to help students improve their reading skills, according to a recent announcement by Paper.

Seesaw Debuts Elementary Computer Science Curriculum

Digital learning platform Seesaw has launched standards-aligned elementary computer science curriculum for grades K–5, offering interactive tools for students including audio, photos, video, text, and drawings in lessons that cover a wide range of disciplines and subjects, the company said.

Analysts: Worldwide IT Spending to Grow 5.5% in 2023 as Digital Transformation Continues

Worldwide IT spending is projected to increase 5.5% this year to a total of $4.6 trillion by the close of 2023, according to the latest forecast by market researchers at Gartner, while IDC analysts detailed a decline in spending on non-cloud infrastructure and devices but project significant growth in cloud infrastructure spending.

Ed Tech Groups Ask FCC to Extend Emergency Connectivity Fund Deadlines

Two prominent education technology-focused associations have teamed up to ask the Federal Communications Commission to extend service delivery dates for the Emergency Connectivity Fund.

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