K-12 Technology News

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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.

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.

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.

YouScience to Offer New Certification Exams for Law Enforcement and Emergency Services

Career planning and skills assessment platform YouScience has announced it will begin offering secondary and post-secondary students using its platform the opportunity to earn two new types of certifications thanks to an expanded partnership with the Law and Public Safety Education Network.

Linewize Offers No Cost Student Safety Audits to All US Schools and Districts

Linewize is offering a no-cost student safety audit to every U.S. school and district through the end of June, including a review of a school’s safety plans and a trial of its student online activity monitoring solution, followed by a report for school administrators identifying potential risks and recommendations for implementing a “holistic student safety program,” the company said.

Illuminate Data Breach Impact in CO Grows to 8 Districts Plus 1 CA District and 3 in CT

The impact of the Illuminate Education data breach that occurred in January continues growing across the country as now eight K–12 school districts in Colorado, three in Connecticut, and one in California have notified parents that their students, too, had their private information stolen.

Louisiana Public Broadcasting Renews Partnership with Discovery Education

Louisiana Public Broadcasting has extended for another year its long-term partnership with digital learning platform Discovery Education, which allows public schools in the state to subscribe with the state picking up a portion of the cost.

Youth Esports Provider Vanta Leagues to Expand into High Schools in the Fall

Youth esports organization Vanta Leagues has announced it will expand its programming to include high school students beginning this fall, raising the maximum player age to 18 from 14, making Vanta’s free esports set-up guide and league organization structure accessible at no cost to high schools nationwide.

SquadLocker Teams Up With STEM Fuse on Custom Apparel Curriculum

Schools participating in esports through digital curriculum provider STEM Fuse now have access to a program teaching students about custom apparel design, manufacturing, and retail, thanks to a new partnership with SquadLocker, the companies announced today.

High School Skilled-Trades Teachers Invited to Apply for $1.25M in Prizes

The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence awards $1.25 million to 20 outstanding skilled trades teachers and programs in U.S. public high schools.

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