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Follett School Solutions, one of the largest U.S. providers of educational materials and tech solutions for K–12 schools, this week unveiled new features and capabilities for its Destiny Resource Manager platform, the company said.
The latest Utah School Technology Inventory report just released by the Utah Education and Telehealth Network shows that the number of devices deployed in schools across the state rose by 31% since the pandemic began, and 65% of all student computing devices in Utah are now Chromebooks, according to UETN.
Cybersecurity researchers at CrowdStrike reveal in the company's 8th annual Global Threat Report released today that ransomware-related data leaks more than doubled in the education sector in 2021 over the previous year.
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.
LearnPlatform today launched a subscription-based analytics solution called Evidence-as-a-Service to help ed tech providers and school districts better determine the impact of their digital learning platforms and to gather the necessary evidence to demonstrate compliance with Every Student Succeeds Act, the company announced.
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.
With 50 million Chromebooks now in use in schools, Google today introduced a new Chromebook repair program for U.S. education users of the Acer- and Lenovo-made models, with a new website providing self-service repair guides for each model.
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.
By acquiring Kinvolved and adding its two-way communication, attendance, and engagement technology to PowerSchool, schools and districts will benefit from stronger collaboration and enable more equitable partnerships between educators, students, and families, PowerSchool said.
Read this case study to find out how the Austin Independent School District is using the cloud to drive the district’s three essential technology goals: simple, standard and secure.