K-12 Technology News

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Scribbles Integrates with PowerSchool Naviance CCLR eDocs

Scribbles Software and PowerSchool have completed the integration of their products that began in April of this year. The new integration provides users of PowerSchool Naviance CCLR eDocs with an additional 2,000 colleges and universities for sending transcripts and other documentation.

Overall Malware Down Slightly in the Quarter, as Double-Extortion Attacks Increase

Malware in general declined in the second quarter of 2023, according to a new report, even as double-extortion ransomware grew substantially.

New Breakout+ Blends Digital Games with Kit-Based Manipulatives for K–12

Educational games company Breakout EDU has launched Breakout+, an adventure-based, interactive, immersive game resource calling on students to use standards-aligned critical thinking skills and academic concepts.

ViewSonic Completes Android ViewBoard Line with New IFP52-2 Series for Education

ViewSonic has announced a new lineup of ViewBoards for education with its IFP52-2 series of Android-driven devices. The new boards run on the Android operating system and can access the Google Play Store.

Carnegie Foundation Establishes Advisory Panel to Help Transform Secondary Education

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has announced nine appointments to its Carnegie Educator Advisory Panel, made up of secondary teachers and other school leaders from across the United States.

Compromised On-Premises Accounts Cited in 3 of 4 Attacks in Education Sector

In 75% of cyberattacks targeting education organizations over the last 12 months, IT and security managers cited compromised on-premises accounts as the cause, according to research from cybersecurity vendor Netwrix.

Registration Opens for CISA's 2023 Summit on K-12 School Safety and Security Set for Nov. 1-2

Registration is now open for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s virtual National Summit on K–12 School Safety and Security on Nov. 1–2, 2023, designed for K–12 education leaders and safety stakeholders from local, state, and federal levels, the agency said in a news release.

Funds For Learning Unveils Expanded Versions of E-rate Manager Tool for States, Service Providers

E-rate compliance services firm Funds For Learning has expanded its E-rate Manager analytics tool, launching E-rate Manager Advanced and Enterprise versions to help state coordinators and service providers better manage their districts’ E-rate activities, FFL said in a news release.

New Caseload Management System Supports K–12 Healthcare Teams

Invo Healthcare has launched a new platform, called Insight, to help K–12 health professionals collaborate with each other to better help students in need.

Amplio Special Education Accepting Spring 2024 Speech Language Innovation Grant Applications

Special education learning solutions company Amplio is now accepting applications for its Speech-Language Innovation Grant, to begin during the Spring 2024 semester and conclude at the end of July 2024. The application deadline is Oct. 20, 2023.