President Biden signed into law a measure that tasks the federal government with conducting a K-12 cyber threat assessment, and with providing suggestions for school districts on how to counter those risks.
Nearpod, Newsela, Pear Deck, Google, and BrainPOP are among the companies that are backing resources to promote responsible tech use among students.
Follett’s K-12 content and software division is being sold to Francisco Partners, and U.S. regulators have approved the merger of game-based learning platform Kahoot! with single-sign-on provider Clever.
Education giant Pearson will pay a $1 million fine to settle charges that it misled investors about a 2018 data breach.
This past month saw major infusions of capital into classroom management and safety solutions provider GoGuardian and a startup that integrates teaching tools into Zoom.
Vendors need to guarantee strong customer service, integration with learning management systems, and strict data privacy, say a pair of K-12 tech leaders from Indiana.
Congresswoman Lori Trahan of Massachusetts is collecting input on a sweeping K-12 data protection draft bill that would significantly impact how ed companies treat student information.
Digital Promise is partnering with four universities under a $20 million National Science Foundation grant to build new AI technologies.
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.