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Savvas Launches Literacy Screener and Assessment Tool for Use With Its Realize LMS

K–12 learning solutions provider Savvas Learning Co. this week introduced a new Literacy Screener and Diagnostic Assessments for use with its core K–8 literacy programs.

PresenceLearning To Add Several Hasbro Kids' Characters, Games To Its Online Therapy Platform

PresenceLearning, a provider of online counseling for schools and clinicians, on Tuesday announced a deal to to bring some of Hasbro’s children’s characters and classic games to the PresenceLearning therapy platform to help speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and behavioral and mental health professionals better engage with students during sessions.

4 Ways a Districtwide Communications Platform Strengthened Our Stakeholder Relationships

An administrator at North Clackamas School District in Oregon whose students speak more than 60 different languages describes the ways the district benefitted from adopting a unified school-home communications platform.

Two Free Webinars for K–12 Will Focus on Student Data Privacy Risks and Legal Issues

Two organizations specializing in cybersecurity practices and regulations in the education sector will each host a webinar next week focusing on student data privacy, data security, and the inherent risks and legal issues connected to K–12 schools’ increasing use of third-party digital solutions.

Tearing Down the Intrinsic Barriers That Hold Girls Back in STEAM Education

Ensuring equitable access for all students to STEAM learning and career preparation is everyone's job: At home, parents should encourage their children to participate in what they like, disregarding what marketing executives decided was “appropriate” for girls or boys; and at school, teachers must encourage both girls and boys in their formative processes, wherever that might lead them. Technology (or any career) has no gender; it should be open to everyone who takes an interest in it.

How to Use a 3D Printer to Get Students into Design and Engineering

Ffrom Alief ISD in Houston, Texas, teachers Daniel O’Kilen and Carolyn Dersen, shard their enthusiasm for using 3D printing to entice students to learn STEAM concepts at a Tuesday session of the annual convention of the Texas Computer Education Association, and shared their free online guide “11 Classroom Lessons To Use With Your 3D Printer,”

Q&A with Todd Miller: How Rave Mobile Safety Keeps Schools Safe

Todd Miller, senior vice president of strategic programs at Rave Mobile Safety, recently spoke with THE Journal about Rave’s panic button app and how it’s helping keep schools and students safe, how Rave helps automate the instantaneous sharing of information that helps safety responders, and why he believes a statewide approach to school safety technology works best.

Filmmaker Brett Culp Encourages Educators to See Their Actions as Heroic and Stay Focused on the Mission

Documentary filmmaker Brett Culp describes how his journey making documentaries that tell the stories of everyday people doing extraordinary things to make a difference in the lives of others, changed his definition of what a hero and what a leader is — and teachers are both.

Experts: Schools Will Have to Step It Up, Pay More to Get Cyberinsurance This Year

Cyberinsurance premiums are expected to skyrocket this year as insurers crack down on the amount of risk they’ll accept — and they’re starting to require organizations requesting a quote to prove that their network security is in tip-top shape, industry experts said.

The Critical Role of Data in K–12 COVID Recovery

As K–12 schools work to recover from widespread learning loss resulting from pandemic disruptions, implementing the tools, policies, and practices necessary to capture and leverage actionable data will be critical; here's how to identify, measure, and act on student and school data to maximize efforts at closing the learning gap.

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