K-12 Technology News

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Battelle For Kids Data Breach Impact Spreads from Ohio to Illinois, Now Includes 600K+ Students

Chicago Public Schools is the fourth U.S. school district to publicly announce its students were among those whose private information was stolen in the Dec. 1, 2021, ransomware attack on Battelle For Kids as the number of students impacted continues growing.

CoSN Survey of IT Leaders Shows Ransomware Underestimated, Cybersecurity Still Woefully Understaffed

The Consortium on School Networking’s latest State of Ed Tech Leadership Survey reveals that despite warnings from multiple agencies and rising incidents of ransomware attacks targeting K–12 schools, IT leaders continue to underestimate the risk of ransomware to their districts, and IT departments remain woefully understaffed with very few having a dedicated full-time employee managing cybersecurity, CoSN said.

SchoolMint Introduces Analytics Platform Focused on Recruiting, Enrollment, Marketing

Strategic enrollment management software provider SchoolMint has launched a new analytics solution called SchoolMint Insights that combines data from multiple platforms to help school districts better understand and achieve their goals of attracting and retaining students, according to a news release.

National Study: High-Schoolers Eyeing Career & Workforce Landscape When Deciding Their Futures

Nonprofit ECMC Group’s latest Question The Quo Education Pulse survey of 14- to 18-year-olds shows that high-schoolers are paying attention to the career landscape and workforce shortages, and they’re looking for the fastest, least expensive route to careers in high-demand fields.

Amplify Acquires Desmos' Math Curriculum; Desmos Calculators to Spin Off, Remain Free

Curriculum and assessment provider Amplify today announced it has acquired Desmos’ digital math curriculum and instructional technology, and said Desmos’ calculators will be spun off separately as Desmos Studios and will remain free to use.

Online School Startup Camp K12 Makes Its Hatch Kids Metaverse, AR/VR Creation Platform Free

Online school startup Camp K12 today announced it is making its Hatch Kids AR/VR and Metaverse creation platform for K–12 students free for use, along with supporting AR/VR curriculum models for educators and schools also at no cost.

Illuminate Data Breach Spreads to Fifth State as Oklahoma City Notifies Parents

Oklahoma City Public Schools has added its 34,000 students to the growing list of those impacted by the Illuminate Education data breach that occurred during a January cyberattack — the first in Oklahoma known to have been among the K–12 schools and districts whose private student data was compromised within Illuminate’s systems.

Education Advanced Acquires Standard For Success, Expands Line of Solutions for K-12 Administration

K–12 operations management software provider Education Advanced today announced it has acquired Indiana-based Standard For Success, a provider of education evaluation and feedback software that was founded by teachers in 2011.

How An Iowa Teacher is Leveling Up to Meet His State's New Computer Science Curriculum Mandates

A teacher in Iowa describes how he and other educators not trained in computer science have leveled up and completed training so they can teach the computer science courses being added to high schools across Iowa to meet a new state requirement that takes effect this fall.

PowerSchool Unified Talent Educator Evaluations Now Include Framework for Teaching Tools

K–12 school software provider PowerSchool today announced its employee management tool Unified Talent now includes the Danielson Group’s Framework for Teaching to further streamline and simplify educator evaluations and provide more actionable feedback for educators to fine-tune their craft and improve student outcomes, according to a news release.

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