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.
Legislation introduced last month calls on the federal government, K-12 schools, and vendors to take a more structured approach toward cybersecurity and protecting student data.
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.