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School safety software provider Raptor Technologies has acquired SchoolPass and will integrate the latter’s cloud-based attendance automation and dismissal automation into the Raptor Tech platform, according to a news release.
Despite a number of challenges facing the tech sector in 2023, the next five years will see substantial growth in the proliferation of new wireless networking technologies, both in the enterprise and among consumers.
Identity and access management provider ClassLink has launched a new tool called DataGuard designed to reduce the amount of sensitive private data shared by schools with ed tech vendors, according to a news release.
School-home communications provider ParentSquare has unveiled a new Virtual Phone feature to its platform that documents and records voice communications between educators and families just as it does with other types of exchanges, according to a news release.
Online instruction provider VHS Learning has added 11 new courses for the 2023–24 school year for high school students studying online either through their local school district or at home for supplemental learning, the nonprofit said in a news release.
K–12 ed tech company Discovery Education has recently added and updated several products on its digital platform. These include a new original series, new Arcademics games, Sesame Workshop resources, and science teaching resources.
A new bill filed in both houses of Congress Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA), Rep. Zach Nunn (R-IA), Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) would direct CISA to create a cybersecurity information exchange for K–12 schools, a voluntary incident registry, and a “Cybersecurity Technology Improvement Program” funded at $10 million per year for the next two years.
Non-profit education training and consulting organization MindSpark has added a new on-demand course to its foundation AI training library: “Responsible AI (RAI).” The course, for teachers and school administrators, was created with the help of generative AI, and is not just “about artificial intelligence — it is artificial intelligence,” according to the organization.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and assessment provider ETS are partnering to develop a suite of tools designed to "radically transform education assessment across the United States."
Global Grid for Learning has unveiled its newest school data exchange solution designed to give schools better data analytics and control over data privacy while eliminating the need for vendors using the standards to access and share students’ protected private information, by using patented anonymization and API technology.
While Zero Trust can be challenging to implement for any district, its potential for reducing risks and improving network security is significant.