Artificial Intelligence in Education


NWEA Introduces AI-Powered Reading Coach for 1:1 Personalized Reading Practice

K-12 assessment and research organization NWEA has added an AI reading coach feature to its MAP Reading Fluency early literacy assessment product.

Google Unveils New LearnLM Models for Students, Gemini Features for Education

Google is priming its various generative AI technologies to meet the needs of educators, the company announced at its Google I/O conference.

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence Platforms to Increase Student Learning: One District's Journey

As educators, we cannot afford to delay providing instruction on appropriate use of artificial intelligence platforms to our students. Doing so places them at a significant disadvantage as they enter college and/or the workforce.

NIST Introduces National Generative AI Testing Program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is moving toward establishing a more standardized national approach to AI safety.

High School Math Students Worry About Future Jobs Due to Generative AI, Survey Finds

A survey conducted by the Society For Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) during this year's annual M3 Challenge (MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge) in March 2024 showed that nearly half the high school students participating in the contest who responded to the survey worry that generative AI will impact their future job prospects.

Study: Mental Health, Challenges Outside School Largest Barriers to K–12 Student Success

A new report from global education institution McGraw Hill sheds some light on the relationship between challenges outside the classroom, like mental health and behavioral problems, with academic success in K–12 schools, according to a news release. The McGraw Hill Global Education Insights Report: Learning Outcomes & the Digital Classroom also explores the positive impact of technology and artificial intelligence (AI) on student success.

DCMP Includes AI Scene Description Tool for Students with Visual Disabilities

The federally funded Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) has developed an "AI Scene Description Tool" add-on to its video player to increase accessibility to video content for blind students and those with a low vision disability. The tool is live and is currently in beta testing.

Teaching and Learning, Cheating, and Assessment in the Age of AI

The evolving capabilities of artificial intelligence require new approaches to instruction. Here, two leaders from the innovative Ulster BOCES share their expertise on AI's potential role in the classrooms of today and tomorrow.

Study Points to Unaddressed Risks of Using Gen AI in K–12 Education

The nonprofit Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) has released a study indicating that, while more teachers and students are using generative AI in their schoolwork during the 2023-24 school year as compared to the prior year, few teachers are receiving guidance on how to deal with perceived or actual irresponsible and unethical AI student use, leading to troubling disciplinary action against protected student classes.

Michigan Virtual Leads Statewide Workgroup to Release Sample K–12 AI Guidance Document

Nonprofit educational organization Michigan Virtual (MV) is one of 13 organizations statewide that have partnered to release a new "Sample Guidance on Staff Use of Generative AI for K–12 School Districts" document.

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