K-12 Technology News

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Vector Solutions Adds Cybersecurity Courses to Online Training for Schools

Vector Solutions, a company that provides education and industry training courses, announced it has added eight new courses to its stable of education courses for K–12 schools. The courses address key areas of cybersecurity awareness for education leaders and employees and include topics such as creating a cybersecurity culture, preventing social engineering attacks, laws and compliance, best practices, and more. Information about the courses will be available starting Oct. 1, 2022.

New Data: Nearly Half of Schools Providing Home Internet Access to Students Who Need It This School Year

Survey results released today by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics shows that as of the start of the 2022–23 school year, almost half of K–12 public schools reported providing internet access to students who need it at their homes, and almost three quarters are providing training on digital literacy for their students.

Federal Appeals Court Ruling Means Class-Action Suits Over Data Breaches No Longer Require Proof of Actual Harm

As ransomware attacks targeting the education sector grab more headlines every week, a new ruling from a federal appeals court has further lowered the bar for people whose data is breached and leaked on the dark web to sue the organizations where the data was compromised, and educational institutions, public schools, and ed tech providers should take heed, an expert warns.

New Leadership Roles Announced for Yang, Ware, Cafiero, Beckerman, Lee, Charland, Jones, Mathews, Stimpson

People on the Move in K–12 education for September are ParentSquare’s Jim Yang; Newsela’s Derrick Ware, Holly Cafiero, Igor Beckerman, and Gloria Lee; Phil Charland at SchoolStatus; Dwight D. Jones at the Institute for Education Innovation; Scholastic’s Jeffrey Mathews; and Jennifer Stimpson at T.D. Jakes Foundation.

New Program and Haul Game Turn the Story of Copper Mining Into Interactive STEM Learning

Discovery Education today launched a new, browser-based STEM education program free to use that explores the use of mined materials in everyday life and explains the science and technology used in the mining industry, thanks to a partnership with international mining company Freeport-McMoRan.

Grammarly Rolls Out New Features to Make Citations Easier

Grammarly has added two features to its AI-powered writing assistance software, aiming to help students writing research papers use citations correctly: citation style formatting and auto citations.

A Cybersecurity Firm Assessed a State's Entire Education System, Finding Thousands of Security Risks

Cyber Security Works, an IT risk management company and partner agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, recently conducted an assessment of an entire state’s public education system, analyzing the security posture across 180 school districts and charter schools, and it found 2,221 potential IT security problems, including scores of vulnerabilities known to have been weaponized by cyber criminals.

Moodle Gains Text-to-Speech Integration

Students using the Moodle learning platform can now listen to learning content in more than 50 languages, thanks to a new integration with digital voice and text-to-speech tool ReadSpeaker.

Widely Used in Asia, ClassIn Brings Its Combo CMS, LMS Platform to the States

ClassIn, whose virtual and hybrid learning platform is used by over 60,000 K–12 and higher education institutions in 160 countries, is entering the U.S. education market this fall, hoping to attract educators’ attention with its integrated content management and learning management systems.

List of All K-12 Schools Known to be Impacted by Illuminate Breach of Student Data

An updated list of all K–12 schools in the U.S. known to have been impacted by the breach of student data resulting from a cyberattack on Illuminate Education's systems in January 2022.

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