A New York state legislator is pushing for passage of her bill to place a statewide moratorium on the use of biometric technology in schools, as similar bills are pending in other state legislatures.
The cloud-based software provider says its grants to school districts, including Chicago, Indianapolis, and San Francisco, have totaled $67 million over the years.
An LMS is sought for a New York statewide contract. Richmond, Va., Public Schools needs a K-8 English/language arts and mathematics curriculum, while Springfield, Mo., is seeking a proposal from qualified firms to audit its elementary math and secondary ELA program.
In K-12 dealmaking news, Pearson’s first investments from its venture capital arm have been announced, and a Nashville-based startup that provides parent feedback to schools raises $1 million.
The Washoe County, Nev. district is buying supplemental special education curriculum materials, while the Portland, Ore., schools seek a college and career readiness tool.
Attorneys general from Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, and other states called on the Federal Trade Commission to take stricter steps in enforcing federal data-privacy laws.
A Utah state foundation is partnering with business leaders to form a $4 million philanthropic fund that aims, in part, to boost computer science teaching in the state, where just over half of high schools teach the subject.
IBM is working with a consortium of organizations that are seeking to create a “learning credential blockchain” for education.