K-12 Technology News

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Certica Unveils Operational Data Store for Schools

Certica Solutions has launched a new operational data store for schools, Data Connect, in an effort to support data integration and application interoperability.

LightSail Version 4.3 Boosts Personalization Features in Reading App

LightSail Education has launched version 4.3 of its K–12 adaptive reading app with new features that open up more personalization options to teachers and students.

Requiring College Exams Boosts Enrollment

New research suggests a way to reverse some of the impact of the enrollment drop higher ed has experienced for the last five years: Require and pay for all public high school students to take a college entrance exam.

Discovery Ed Releases Free Resources for the 'Great American Eclipse'

Discovery Education’s multimedia resources are free for K–12 teachers to integrate into lessons to help engage students in the Great American Eclipse — a total solar eclipse is passing over the country from the Pacific to the Atlantic on Aug. 21 for the first time in 99 years.

Panopto Updates Video Platform with Canvas Gradebook Integration

The latest version of the Panopto video management platform now includes integration with Instructure Canvas Gradebook as well as customizable playlists.

Ransomware Extorts $25 Million in Payments over 2 Years

Last year was the first year ransomware was a multi-million-dollar industry, according to the researchers, and it wasn't necessarily the most well known ransomware that accounted for that growth.

15 New Girl Scout Badges Promote STEM

In the largest rollout of new badges in a decade, Girl Scouts of the USA has introduced 15 specifically tied to STEM.

Arkansas Hits 100% on School Broadband Target

The latest upgrade to the Arkansas Public School Computer Network means that all of the education organizations in the state now have access to 200 Kbps per student, most connected by fiber.

College Board and Khan Academy Partner on AP Courses, Test Prep

The College Board, which administers the SAT and Advanced Placement tests and programs, has teamed up with nonprofit Khan Academy to create preparatory materials and exercises for AP courses, to be available for free on Khan Academy’s website.

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