COVID-19 Coverage for Education and Technology


Nationwide Tutoring for All Students is Goal of New Nonprofit Accelerate

A new nonprofit called Accelerate launched today, bringing together local, state, and federal education leaders, philanthropists, and researchers in a national effort to bring research-based, high-impact tutoring programs to every student in U.S. K–12 public schools — and to make tutoring a permanent part of the nation’s public education system.

LearnPlatform Launches Certification for Ed Tech Providers Meeting ESSA Evidence and Student Data, Privacy Standards

LearnPlatform has launched a new certification option called IMPACT-Ready for K–12 ed tech providers that have proven their solution or product meets the learning-impact requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act and that they are committed to protecting student data and are willing to efficiently share student data with districts.

Latest Renaissance Study Shows Student Learning Loss Slowing in Fall 2021

Renaissance, a global provider of preK–12 assessment, literacy, and math solutions, has released the 2022 edition of its How Kids Are Performing report, showing that COVID-19 learning losses continued in Fall 2021 but appears to be slowing down, according to a news release.

Most States' 2020-21 Assessment Scores Added to Assessment HQ Website, Illustrating Pandemic's Impact on Proficiencies

The Collaborative for Student Success has updated its AssessmentHQ.org site with state assessment data from across the United States reflecting proficiency levels during the 2020-2021 school year along with the previous four years, illustrating in one place the impact of pandemic disruptions to student learning nationwide.

Deadline is March 31 to Enter MIT Solve Challenge Calling for Tech Solutions to Re-Engage Learners

The submission deadline is March 31, 2022, for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Solve Challenge calling for technology-enabled solutions that help re-engage and meet the holistic needs of underserved learners ages 5 to 18 so they may thrive and succeed.

Savvas Unveils Summer Math and Reading Courses to Help Students Catch Up

Savvas Learning Company, a provider of K–12 learning solutions, today introduced several new digital courses intended to help students overcome pandemic learning loss over their summer break, according to a news release.

Mississippi to Use COVID Relief Funds for Statewide Access to Digital Learning and Safety Platforms

The Mississippi Department of Education has announced it will spend $49 million in pandemic relief funds on four new statewide initiatives to boost learning and safety, including providing 24-hour access to 1:1 digital tutoring for all students grades 3–12, at no cost to school districts or students.

CoderZ Launches At Home Program

CoderZ has launched a new version of its computer science learning program: CoderZ at Home. The new release is targeted to those working outside the classroom, including students engaged in remote learning and students who are homeschooled.

New Research: Grade Readiness at Start of School Year Was More Impactful Than Being In School or Remote During Pandemic

Whether students were prepared for grade-level learning mattered more to their progress over the course of the pandemic than whether they were remote or in school, according to new research released today by Curriculum Associates.

HR Priorities Now Led By Teacher Recruitment, Retention, and Support, PowerSchool Study Shows

A new survey of K–12 human resources professionals shows that districts’ top priorities have shifted from COVID-19 procedures and online learning to teacher recruitment, staff well-being, and teacher retention, amid a growing focus on professional development access for teachers and administrative tech solutions.

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