LearnPlatform today released a mid-year ed tech usage report showing that K–12 students in U.S. school districts used 74 different digital learning tools during the first half of the current school year, and educators used 86.
In response to growing cybersecurity concerns combined with staffing shortages among U.S. K–12 schools, digital learning platform and single sign-on provider Clever today unveiled an expanded identity management solution that adds support for Microsoft Active Directory, the company said in a news release.
K–12 curriculum publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt today announced that the sale of the company to Veritas Capital has been completed after approximately 57% of HMH shares were tendered at $21 per share, putting the transaction value at $2.8 billion.
K–12 social-emotional learning provider Wayfinder said today that after a year of feedback from educators on its pilot programs for elementary students, the company is adding K–5 SEL and “purpose learning” curricula to its existing middle- and high-school offerings, starting this fall.
Central Access Corp., a K–12 software provider used by most Mississippi public schools, has partnered with school safety and dismissal platform PikMyKid and will integrate their solutions for districts statewide, according to a news release.
Schools can streamline administrative processes and enhance staff collaboration with workplace productivity solutions that have been made popular by some of the world’s largest and most-respected companies. Enterprise-grade technologies to digitize processes as foundational as human resources paperwork, for example, can provide schools some of the same kind of efficiency and data-access gains that businesses have experienced through digital transformation.
Digital learning provider Discovery Education this week debuted a state-specific edition of its Mystery Science solution, tailored to meet Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards for grades K–5, according to a news release.
EiE, the curricula division of the Boston Museum of Science, has launched an online learning program to prepare elementary educators to teach EiE’s Computer Science Essentials curriculum for grades 1–5.
AT&T has launched a free digital learning platform for K–12 students called The Achievery, aimed at making distance learning more engaging, inspiring, and entertaining, AT&T said in a news release.
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.
School districts across the nation are facing an uphill battle when it comes to providing adequate mental health and safety support to their students. The Great Resignation has left school safety teams short-staffed and overwhelmed—a dangerous combination as school violence is on the rise and student mental health is on the decline.