K-12 Technology News

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Closegap Launches Insights Tool to Better Track Student Emotional, Physical, and Mental Health

Closegap, a nonprofit whose daily mental health check-in platform is used in over 2,000 K-12 schools across the United States, has rolled out premium add-on features for its free Closegap Essentials platform.

Most States' 2020-21 Assessment Scores Added to Assessment HQ Website, Illustrating Pandemic's Impact on Proficiencies

The Collaborative for Student Success has updated its AssessmentHQ.org site with state assessment data from across the United States reflecting proficiency levels during the 2020-2021 school year along with the previous four years, illustrating in one place the impact of pandemic disruptions to student learning nationwide.

Apple Launches New Learning Coach Program and Features for Educators

Apple today announced the launch of its new Apple Learning Coach professional learning program for educators who coach teachers, to help them get the most out of Apple technology and boost student engagement in the process.

Five Keys to Ensuring Student Equity in Online Learning

Online learning can be an important tool for advancing student equity by bringing instructional opportunities to students that didn’t exist for them before. However, as we’ve seen during the pandemic, online instruction can sometimes widen equity gaps if the circumstances aren’t favorable. For online learning to support student equity, here are five critical elements that must be in place.

Plagiarism Checker, Speed Radar Features Added to Imagine Learning Edgenuity Platform

Imagine Learning, a provider of digital curriculum solutions serving more than half the nation’s K–12 school districts, recently unveiled new features within its Imagine Edgenuity platform to help maintain academic integrity among students, according to a news release.

Mental Health Tops Safety Concerns in K–12

In K–12 schools, student mental health has overtaken COVID-19 safety measures as the top concern for the 2022–2023 school year.

Deadline is March 31 to Enter MIT Solve Challenge Calling for Tech Solutions to Re-Engage Learners

The submission deadline is March 31, 2022, for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Solve Challenge calling for technology-enabled solutions that help re-engage and meet the holistic needs of underserved learners ages 5 to 18 so they may thrive and succeed.

Teacher Training and Staffing Firm University Instructors Buys PD Provider PrepForward

University Instructors, a provider of K–12 learning, training, and staffing services, has acquired PrepForward, a Boston-based provider of online K–12 teacher certification prep and professional development, UI said in a news release.

VHS Learning Adds Spanish 1 to its Credit Recovery Course Offerings

VHS Learning has added Spanish 1 to its online course options for high school students needing to make up credit to graduate or move on to the next grade, the education nonprofit announced today.

Kiddom Partners with Core Knowledge Foundation, Will Offer Its 6th Grade Language Arts Curriculum on Kiddom Platform

Kiddom, an all-in-one digital curriculum education platform, today announced a new partnership with Core Knowledge Foundation, a nonprofit publisher of educational books and instructional materials, according to a news release.

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