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.


Talari Launching SD-WAN Solution for Connecting Multiple Cloud Services

Talari Networks announced a new offering targeting the growing software-defined wide-area-network space, highlighting connectivity to multiple cloud services.

Microsoft Teams Gets Support for Surface Hub Devices

Microsoft gave the green light this week for organizations to deploy the Microsoft Teams app on Surface Hub devices.

OpenDaylight Updates SDN Controller, Network Functions Virtualization Platform

The ninth release of the OpenDaylight software-defined networking and network functions virtualization platform is out, adding new functionality and marking adoption gains.

VMware Releases NSX Data Center for vSphere 6.4.3

VMware has released NSX Data Center for vSphere 6.4.3.

Moodlerooms Becomes Blackboard Open LMS

Blackboard is re-branding its open source learning management system. The LMS formerly known as Moodlerooms will now be called Blackboard Open LMS. The company said it's also "accelerating investment and development of the product."

FBI Issues Warning on Educational Technology

As the use of educational tools continues to grow, the FBI is warning the public to be aware of the risks of data collection and unsecured systems.

Grants & Upcoming Events (Week of Sept. 17, 2018)

Proposals are due in two weeks for four different grants: Farmer's Insurance Thank America's Teachers; Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! Grants; AAEF Classroom Grant; and Krystal Foundation STEAM Grants!

Library of Congress Launches Educational Apps for Primary Source Investigations

DBQuest and Case Maker are designed to help students engage with the Library of Congress' extensive catalog of primary resources.

Parents and Teachers Agree on Value of Data Use for Education

While most teachers found that data helps them identify learning goals (87 percent), slightly more than half (52 percent) said their biggest obstacle was a lack the time to use data effectively.

Most States Pay Too Little Attention to Educator Readiness to Teach Reading

A new brief from the National Council on Teacher Quality found that a large majority of states haven't taken steps to make sure their teachers have sufficient knowledge to teach reading. According to the organization, just 11 states require licensing tests for both elementary and special education teachers to measure their knowledge of reading instruction.

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