K-12 Technology News

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HMH Acquires Writable, Launches AI and Emerging Technology Incubator HMH Labs

Learning technology company HMH has acquired software company Writable, building on a longstanding partnership that has included the integration of Writable's research-backed writing assessment and practice solution with HMH's core ELA offerings for grades 3–12, HMH said in a news release.

New Rubric Provides Mission-Driven Framework for AI Use

The nonprofit Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) has collaborated with mission consultancy company Intentional Futures (iF) to design a rubric for scoring the mission-driven use of AI in educational institutions, nonprofits, and ed tech companies.

NIST Releases Update to Cybersecurity Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released an update to its Cybersecurity Framework, the often-referenced set of guidelines and best practices for cybersecurity strategy. The refresh is the first since the guidance document was issued in 2014.

Society for Science Awards 41 Student STEM Research Grants

The Society for Science organization has announced 41 educator awardees of its 2023-2024 STEM Research Grants to provide research kits or funding for middle and high school hands-on science education projects.

Savvas Learning Company Acquires Dual Credit Online Course Provider Outlier.org

Savvas Learning Company has acquired Outlier.org, an ed tech startup whose portfolio of online college-level courses enable high school students to earn dual credit without leaving their school campus, according to a news release.

EdisonLearning Breach in 2023 Subject of Class-Action Inquiry as Official Notification is Posted

Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are “investigating whether a class-action lawsuit can be filed” against EdisonLearning on behalf of individuals whose name and Social Security number were among files stolen during a ransomware attack in early March 2023.

Vivi Digital Signage Adds Announcements Feature

Education-focused wireless screen mirroring and digital signage solution Vivi has introduced a new Announcements feature for whole-school communication.

Survey: AI Low on Superintendents' Priority List as Districts Face Challenges

In education consulting company EAB's 2024 "The Voice of the Superintendent" survey, while superintendents agree that adopting AI is important, non-academic challenges make it a low priority.

IES, Carnegie Learning Study Exploring the Use of AI to Help Students with Reading Disabilities

Ed tech company Carnegie Learning has partnered with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to research the use of AI to improve learning outcomes for math students with reading disabilities.

CTL Introduces New NL73 Series Chromebooks for Education

Computer Technology Link (CTL) Corporation has released a new line of education Chromebooks: the NL73 series. The series is designed to deliver higher cloud computing performance in multitasking, content streaming, and application management.