K-12 Technology News

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Clever Unveils Expanded Identity Management Tool with New Active Directory Integration

In response to growing cybersecurity concerns combined with staffing shortages among U.S. K–12 schools, digital learning platform and single sign-on provider Clever today unveiled an expanded identity management solution that adds support for Microsoft Active Directory, the company said in a news release.

Educators Can Apply Through April 30 for 50 Unsung Heroes Grants of $2K Each

The Voya Unsung Heroes grant program, which awards $2,000 each to 50 educators to fund innovative classroom projects plus three top awards of up to $25,000, is accepting applications through April 30.

Deadline is May 1 for NEA Foundation Learning and Leadership Grants for Individual, Group PD Activities

The NEA Foundation’s Learning & Leadership Grants program is accepting applications through May 1 for the summer 2022 funding period; school support staff, teachers, and specialized instructional support staff are eligible to apply.

Deadline Approaching for PD Grants for Mathematics Teachers

May 1 is the deadline to apply for individual teacher grants of up to $3,000 each from the Mathematics Education Trust of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Nearly 1 in 5 Teens Factoring Remote Work into Their University and Career Plans, Survey Shows

Schools going remote during the pandemic may have been seen by adults as a temporary solution, but for many students, it has changed the way they are thinking about and planning for their futures in post-secondary education, careers, and where they will live, according to a survey by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics conducted at the MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge competition in February.

SchoolMint Completes Purchase of K–12 School Marketing Provider Enrollhand

Enrollment management provider SchoolMint announced today it has completed the acquisition of Enrollhand, a provider of customizable, personalized marketing solutions for K–12 schools, expanding SchoolMint’s ability to help school districts attract, enroll, and retain students through its Engage platform, according to a news release.

Largest Online Learning Consortium in PA to Use StrongMind for Digital Curriculum

The largest K–12 online learning consortium in Pennsylvania, the Capital Area Online Learning Association, has selected StrongMind to provide standards-aligned digital courses for the 10,000-plus public school students enrolled with CAOLA, StrongMind said in a news release.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Completes Sale to Veritas Capital

K–12 curriculum publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt today announced that the sale of the company to Veritas Capital has been completed after approximately 57% of HMH shares were tendered at $21 per share, putting the transaction value at $2.8 billion.

ALAS to Host Free Webinar Highlighting Dual-Language Initiatives at 2 Standout Districts

The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents will host a free webinar at 4 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 13, for schools and districts interested in learning about the benefits of emphasizing bilingual dual-language education.

iRobot Unveils New Create 3 Educational Robot with ROS 2 and Python Support

Consumer robot maker iRobot Corp. today marked National Robotics Week by debuting its newest educational robot, the Create 3, designed for educators and robotics students and compatible with learning ROS 2, Python 3, and the iRobot Coding app, the company said in a news release.

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