The online textbook and tutoring company said it was notifying users, and regulators, of a massive data breach.
Fifty-seven percent of K-12 teachers said they lack time to use data effectively, a new survey finds. School companies need to focus on which kinds of data can help educators the most.
EdWeek Market Brief will host a webinar on Tuesday, July 17, at 2 p.m. Eastern, on what K-12 companies need to know about the GDPR, Europe’s tough new data-privacy law.
Christine Willig, the CEO of a newly formed Illuminate Education, plans to focus on “process and people” as she combines five companies into one ed-tech business with a focus on a next-generation data platform, formative assessments, and more.
The state of Massachusetts needs help developing next-generation assessments for several subjects, and two Texas districts are looking for a continuous improvement consultant and a credit-recovery service.
School districts are using algorithms to analyze student data, but those metrics must be usable for educators to impact student learning.
Learning analytics companies, vendors selling directly to teachers in the K-12 market, and smaller providers could face challenges complying with the sweeping new policy.
Ed-tech tools that help educators “learn the product as they’re using it” appeal to Mark Garrison, the director of technology and innovation for Minnesota’ s White Bear Lake Area Schools.
Common Sense, a nonprofit that rates ed-tech products, evaluated the privacy policies of 100 popular educational apps and online services, finding deficiencies in most.
A pair of researchers who have studied virtual reality offer advice to K-12 product developer on the technology’s potential — and pitfalls to avoid.