K-12 Technology News

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Newsela's 'Biggest Update' Yet to Paid Solutions Includes Interactive Video, Knowledge Pages, and Novel Studies

Instructional content platform Newsela has unveiled its “biggest updates” since its 2013 launch, with enhancements on each of the company’s paid solutions, Newsela ELA, Newsela Social Studies, Newsela Science, and Newsela SEL, according to a news release.

Apple Launches New Education Community with Expanded Teaching Resources, New Forum for Educators

Apple has launched a new professional learning hub for educators called the Apple Education Community, which expands on the resources previously hosted on the Apple Teacher Learning Center and adds a brand new educator Forum, now live in beta.

New Lessons, Reports, Accessibility Features Added to i-Ready Personalized Instruction and Assessment

Curriculum Associates has updated its i-Ready Personalized Instruction and Assessment program with new reports, lessons, accessibility features, and other enhancements designed to help educators support grade-level work, monitor progress, and drive student engagement and motivation, according to a news release.

Savvas Unveils New Enhancements, UX for Realize LMS Platform

Savvas Learning Company has launched a number of updates to its Savvas Realize learning management system platform with enhancements for educators and students and a new interface for teachers that aim to save time for busy educators, according to a news release.

New Hampshire Deal Will Provide Unlimited Tutor.com Access to Every Middle- and High-Schooler Statewide

The New Hampshire Department of Education recently tapped Tutor.com to provide 24/7 online tutoring access to every middle and high school student in the state, including those enrolled in public, private, and charter schools, as well as home-schooled students in the Education Freedom Account and Home Education programs.

New Ed Tech Leadership Roles for Skrzypek, Hearn, Osgood, Nakamoto, Smalls, Starr, and Flucker

New leadership roles at ed tech companies were recently announced for Krzysztof "Chris" Skrzypek, Alysha Hearn, Shannon Osgood, Amy Nakamoto, Jackie Smalls, Joshua P. Starr, and Benita Flucker.

How to Save Teacher Content and Data Before Edmodo Shutters and Deletes Everything on Sept. 23

Edmodo will permanently shutter on Sept. 22, and educators who have used the platform will no longer have access to their accounts, their instructional content, nor their student data, the company announced this week on its website — here's how to export all the teacher and student files and data before the platform shuts down and deletes all accounts and associated files and data.

Renaissance Acquires Illuminate Education

Renaissance, one of the largest U.S. providers of reading, math, and assessment solutions serving about 40,000 K–12 schools, has acquired Illuminate Education, according to an email sent to Illuminate customers this morning.

Vector Solutions Adds Spanish, French Translations to K-12 Staff Training Courses

Staff training and software provider Vector Solutions has added a new Course Translations feature that enables school district employees to access the company’s K–12 training courses in multiple languages, the company said in a news release.

Vernier Software & Technology Changes Name to Vernier Science Education

Vernier Software & Technology has changed its name to Vernier Science Education to more closely reflect the company’s focus on providing schools with hands-on, socially relevant STEM education tools and resources, according to a news release.