K-12 Technology News

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Khan Academy Cuts District Price of Khanmigo AI Teaching Assistant, Adds Academic Essay Feature

Khan Academy is slashing the district price of its Khanmigo AI teaching assistant tool, from $60 per student/per year to $35 per student/per year. The price cut reflects a commitment to "making AI as accessible as possible," the organization said.

NCES Survey Examines Public School Summer and After-School Academic Programs

According to data released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the vast majority of public schools offer summer and after-school programs, many with an academic focus, taught by full-time teachers, and most at no cost to families, but overall participation is low.

Lexile Insights for Teachers Aims to Help Understand Student Free Choice Reading

Reading platform company Beanstack has announced a new feature, "Lexile Insights for Teachers," to give classroom educators data and insights for a personalized approach to their students' free choice reading.

10 Recomendations for Computer Science Education

2023 has shown the largest growth in percentage of high schools offering foundational CS since 2018: while 57.5% of U.S. public high schools offer it, compared to 53% last year, access disparities still exist.

Poll Shows Nationwide Parental Support for Publicly Funded State-Based Education Programs

A recent nationwide poll by state-based education funding company Odyssey showed that a majority (73%) of parents want access to publicly funded, state-based K–12 education programs. These include Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), microgrants, and other funding.

Stanford Launches Advanced Immersive Program for High School Students

Stanford University is launching a new advanced program within its Stanford Online High School, called Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Immersive. Its first "Immersive" online course for high school students will be a course based on a curriculum for first-year Stanford students, Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra.

Numerade Gives Free Access to Online STEM Program for a Year to All LAUSD Students and Teachers

Los Angeles-based ed tech company Numerade has announced it will give a free one-year subscription to the Numerade Plus AI-powered learning platform to all Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) K–12 students and teachers as a way of giving back to the community.

Classroom AI Tool Built Around Education-Specific Large Language Model

AI company Merlyn Mind has launched an education-specific tool designed for the classroom and built around a large language model created using vetted educational resources, as opposed to AI tools built on broader internet content.

ClassIn Launches TeacherIn Courseware Management Platform

Hybrid learning platform ClassIn has launched its courseware management platform TeacherIn, which promises to bring curriculum and instructional content discovery, editing, and distribution into one platform that integrates with its namesake LMS and allows teachers and content creators to “monetize their work,” the company said in a news release.

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