K-12 Technology News

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Integration Brings Exemplars Math Assessment Data to Otus Platform

Student data and assessment company Otus has partnered with Exemplars, a provider of standards-based performance tasks in math, science, and writing, to integrate the latter's math assessment data within the Otus platform.

Student-Created LMS Integration Wins Entrepreneurship Challenge

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, a nonprofit focused on entrepreneurship education, has announced the winners of its Midwest Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, an annual Shark Tank-style pitch event in which local high school students compete for seed capital to fund innovative business ideas.

St. Vrain Valley Schools Makes VR Learning Content Available District-Wide

Colorado's St. Vrain Valley Schools has partnered with Avantis Education to deploy the company's Eduverse library of virtual and augmented reality content across all of the district's 60 schools.

New Middle School Literacy Tool Includes AI Reading Tutor

PreK-12 literacy solution provider EPS Learning has introduced EPS Reading Accelerator, a Tier 2 reading intervention program for middle school students with gaps in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

16 Companies Agree to Put Limits on Gen AI Systems

Industry generative AI leaders — including OpenAI, Microsoft, Google and Anthropic — have agreed to pull the plug on their own AI technologies if they're deemed too dangerous.

Data Collection Capabilities Added to TI Graphing Calculators

Texas Instruments (TI) and Vernier Science Education have announced a new collaboration that enables Vernier Go Direct sensors to connect wirelessly with TI-Nspire CX II and TI-Nspire CX II CAS graphing calculators.

ParentSquare Launches Newsletter-Building Tool at No Extra Charge

K-12 communication platform ParentSquare has launched a new solution that helps educators build newsletters with no HTML skills required, free to all registered ParentSquare users.

Free Resources and Consulting Services Available to Help Secure School Violence Protection Funding

Ed tech provider Bluum is offering free grant resources and consulting services to help school districts apply for funding from the COPS School Violence Protection Program, a grant opportunity from the United States Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services with awards totaling $73 million.

5 Ed Tech Startups Join SETDA's 2024 Cohort of Emerging Partners

SETDA, the association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology and digital learning leaders, has announced its 2024 cohort of Emerging Partners.

NWEA Introduces AI-Powered Reading Coach for 1:1 Personalized Reading Practice

K-12 assessment and research organization NWEA has added an AI reading coach feature to its MAP Reading Fluency early literacy assessment product.