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Security solutions and products company Allegion US has integrated the BadgePass One platform with Schlage Intelligent Locks and Readers.
Artificial intelligence will experience more than a tenfold growth in the education sector over the next eight years. According to a new forecast by P&S Intelligence, expenditures for AI by schools will grow from $2.13 billion in 2022 to $25.77 billion in 2030.
Clever’s new report, “Cybersecure 2023: The State of Data Security and Privacy in K–12 Schools,” shares results from its survey of nearly 4,000 U.S. school administrators and educators, revealing that teachers underestimate cyber risks when compared to administrators and overestimate the potential vulnerabilities posed by students and staff.
SchoolPass has released its new VM+, combining visitor management, parent engagement, and attendance scheduling capabilities.
The KidWind Project will partner with Flinn Scientific for the third year in a row to offer K–12 students a chance to compete in the 2023 Simulation Challenge. Contestants will use Flinn Scientific’s WhiteBox Learning STEM to virtually construct and test wind turbines and wind farms. Registration and the competition are open now through March 1, with challenge completion due April 1.
At CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2023, computer technology company ASUS showcased its new BR1102 laptop geared for the needs and demands of K–12 students. The new laptop features military-grade durability: a compact, modular 11.6-inch design that fits into any backpack and can withstand drops, bumps and everyday wear and tear.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) said today that it's planning to buy out the assets and brand identity of NWEA, a not-for-profit organization that provides assessment and other solutions (including its flagship MAP Growth assessments). HMH is owned by private investment firm Veritas Capital.
Aver Information Inc. USA has announced the release of its CAM570 PTZ (pan/zoom/tilt) 4K dual-lens audio tracking camera, specifically geared for large meeting room and conferencing applications. The camera features three pairs of built-in sensors that detect human voices up to 10 meters away. The company showcased the camera at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2023.
Presence has released an update to Kanga, its comprehensive therapy platform designed for clinicians who serve children in schools and other settings.
Now through Jan. 30, K–12 school districts in rural areas (serving populations of 20,000 or less) are invited to apply for the USDA Distance Learning Grants program.
The pandemic and resulting seismic shifts in school models opened the eyes of many to see technology use through a new lens. Now, armed with these experiential sightlines, many K-12 teachers, principals, administrators, and staff are investigating how to more effectively use technology resources to drive greater efficiency and effectiveness, including in teaching and learning.