K-12 Technology News

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YouScience to Offer New Certification Exams for Law Enforcement and Emergency Services

Career planning and skills assessment platform YouScience has announced it will begin offering secondary and post-secondary students using its platform the opportunity to earn two new types of certifications thanks to an expanded partnership with the Law and Public Safety Education Network.

Illuminate Data Breach Impact in CO Grows to 8 Districts Plus 1 CA District and 3 in CT

The impact of the Illuminate Education data breach that occurred in January continues growing across the country as now eight K–12 school districts in Colorado, three in Connecticut, and one in California have notified parents that their students, too, had their private information stolen.

Louisiana Public Broadcasting Renews Partnership with Discovery Education

Louisiana Public Broadcasting has extended for another year its long-term partnership with digital learning platform Discovery Education, which allows public schools in the state to subscribe with the state picking up a portion of the cost.

Youth Esports Provider Vanta Leagues to Expand into High Schools in the Fall

Youth esports organization Vanta Leagues has announced it will expand its programming to include high school students beginning this fall, raising the maximum player age to 18 from 14, making Vanta’s free esports set-up guide and league organization structure accessible at no cost to high schools nationwide.

SquadLocker Teams Up With STEM Fuse on Custom Apparel Curriculum

Schools participating in esports through digital curriculum provider STEM Fuse now have access to a program teaching students about custom apparel design, manufacturing, and retail, thanks to a new partnership with SquadLocker, the companies announced today.

Applications Now Open for $159M in Education Innovation and Research Grants from ED's OESE

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education has begun accepting applications for $159 million in grants budgeted for the Education Innovation and Research Program, which aims to develop, implement, or take to scale entrepreneurial, evidence-based innovations to improve student achievement and attainment for high-need students; and to rigorously evaluate such innovations.

High School Skilled-Trades Teachers Invited to Apply for $1.25M in Prizes

The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence awards $1.25 million to 20 outstanding skilled trades teachers and programs in U.S. public high schools.

Submit Your News About K–12 Admin, Edtech New Hires & Promotions

THE Journal invites submissions about new hires and promotions among ed tech industry management and K–12 school administration in the United States.

565 Schools, Over 1M Students in NY Impacted by Illuminate Data Breach, NYSED Says; 2nd Colorado District Notifies Parents

The New York State Education Department says 565 schools in the state — including over 1 million current and former students — were among those whose private student data was compromised during a January cyberattack on Illuminate Education’s systems, and officials have opened an investigation, NYSED told THE Journal.

Leadership Roles Announced for McCollum, Peck, Tuley, Fisher, Kamal, and Fierro

THE Journal welcomes submissions about new hires and promotions among ed tech industry executives and K–12 public school administrators in the United States. Contributed news items will be published regularly on THEJournal.com; the archives can be accessed at any time at THEJournal.com/articles/list/people-on-the-move.

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