K-12 Technology News

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NoRedInk Premium Adds Benchmarks to Help Schools Track Student Writing Growth

Adaptive writing curriculum provider NoRedInk has added a new assessments feature called Benchmarks to its premium solution, enabling educators to measure growth in students’ writing skills school- or districtwide, according to a news release.

Varsity Tutors' New Teacher Assigned Tutoring Platform Puts Educators in Charge, Connects Classroom Challenges to Sessions

Online tutoring provider Varsity Tutors today unveiled a new service that puts teachers in charge, enabling them to “prescribe” sessions to their struggling students, communicate with each tutor, ensure the extra help is focused on the topics students are struggling with in class, and monitor each student’s progress post-session.

Browser-Based Video Editor Now Free for Education

Kapwing is now offering free subscriptions for students and educators to its browser-based video editing software, which works on all platforms, including Chromebooks.

IXL Launches Universal Screener to Identify At-Risk Students

Ed tech provider IXL has launched a new universal screener designed to help educators determine student proficiency levels and identify students who may be at-risk or in need of extra supports.

Safety Software Provider Raptor Tech Partners with Alertus on Multi-Modal Mass Notifications

School safety software provider Raptor Technologies and emergency notification software provider Alertus Technologies said this week they will integrate their solutions to enhance security for K–12 schools and districts using Raptor solutions.

ParentSquare Partners with MyVRSpot, Expands Video Messaging Options for Educators

In response to requests from educators for more ways to send video messages to parents, ParentSquare this week announced a new partnership with video and digital media service MyVRSpot that will expand video messaging capabilities on ParentSquare’s school-home communications platform.

Newly Released Interim Guides Designed to Help Urban Districts Assess Progress of ARP Investments

The Council of Great City Schools has released a set of guides tailored to each function of school leadership to help urban school districts evaluate their American Rescue Plan investments and implementations one year in, the nonprofit said in a news release.

Illuminate Education Booted from Student Privacy Pledge, Referred for Potential FTC and State AG Action

The Future of Privacy Forum on Monday announced it has removed Illuminate Education from the nonprofit’s list of Student Privacy Pledge signatories — the first time a company has been de-listed from the voluntary data protection pledge — and said it sent its decision and supporting facts to federal and state authorities for potential legal action against the ed tech company.

AAUW Opens 2022 Gender Equity Grant Program

AAUW has opened its 2022 Community Action Grant program, which awards $3,000 to $10,000 to individuals and organizations for programs that promote "education and equity" for women and girls.

Amid Shortage, Mississippi Initiative Offers Free Praxis Prep Resources for Aspiring Teachers

Education policy nonprofit Mississippi First on Monday announced it has partnered with Study.com to launch Study.com’s Keys to the Classroom initiative statewide, providing cost-free resources to help aspiring teachers pass their Praxis exams and earn teaching certificates, according to a news release.

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