GoGuardian has acquired Edulastic, and the Austrian tutoring startup GoStudent announced it received a $244 million investment with an eye on global expansion.
The new executive director of the organization representing state ed-tech directors says teachers will need myriad forms of support as schools return more fully to face-to-face instruction.
Even as internet access for students away from school has increased, many lack the robust connectivity to upload content and do other bandwidth-intensive work, a survey by the Consortium for School Networking finds.
State laws affecting the deletion of student information and other practices can have a big impact on education companies, says Tyler Park of the Future of Privacy Forum.
A Texas district was allegedly duped by a man who posed as a bank employee and convinced school officials to wire him $2 million.
Pearson was the unnamed education software company that federal prosecutors said was the victim of Chinese hackers, who last year targeted companies across several industries.
The World Bank-supported project offers a growing database of ed-tech platforms meant to help schools use technology more effectively.
Math and English teachers have found videoconferencing and document collaboration tools the most useful instructional options during COVID-19.
A recent report from the American Council on Education describes recent studies and initiatives related to blockchain’s applicability to education.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate ed-tech companies’ digital marketing practices, as online activity surges during COVID-19.