K-12 Technology News

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Discovery Education Debuts Mystery Science Edition Specifically Tailored to Texas Standards

Digital learning provider Discovery Education this week debuted a state-specific edition of its Mystery Science solution, tailored to meet Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards for grades K–5, according to a news release.

LearnPlatform Launches Certification for Ed Tech Providers Meeting ESSA Evidence and Student Data, Privacy Standards

LearnPlatform has launched a new certification option called IMPACT-Ready for K–12 ed tech providers that have proven their solution or product meets the learning-impact requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act and that they are committed to protecting student data and are willing to efficiently share student data with districts.

Kentucky Initiative Aims to Take Project-Based Learning Program Into a Third of State's Public Schools

Professional development provider PBLWorks has announced a new four-year partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education to provide training and support in project-based learning for educators across the state’s K–12 schools.

Boston Museum of Science EiE Offering Computer Science Essentials PD for Elementary Teachers

EiE, the curricula division of the Boston Museum of Science, has launched an online learning program to prepare elementary educators to teach EiE’s Computer Science Essentials curriculum for grades 1–5.

Renaissance Acquires KeyPhonics Early Literacy Assessment Platform

PreK–12 provider of assessments, reading, and math instruction Renaissance announced this week it has acquired KeyPhonics, expanding Renaissance’s early literacy assessment capabilities using data linked to phonics-based reading instruction, according to a news release.

Istation Launches New Educator Dashboard Simplifying Student Data with Actionable Insights

Blended learning provider Istation has launched a new educator hub with improved data reporting and advanced customization of student data to help educators better understand student performance and more quickly pivot classroom time to address student needs, the company said in a news release.

AT&T Launches Free Digital Learning Platform Featuring Popular WarnerMedia Characters

AT&T has launched a free digital learning platform for K–12 students called The Achievery, aimed at making distance learning more engaging, inspiring, and entertaining, AT&T said in a news release.

Latest Renaissance Study Shows Student Learning Loss Slowing in Fall 2021

Renaissance, a global provider of preK–12 assessment, literacy, and math solutions, has released the 2022 edition of its How Kids Are Performing report, showing that COVID-19 learning losses continued in Fall 2021 but appears to be slowing down, according to a news release.

Deadline Extended to May 16 to Enter Discovery Education's 3M Young Scientist Challenge

Middle-schoolers have a few weeks remaining to enter Discovery Education’s annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge, with entry open to students in grades 5–8 until April 26, 2022.

IO Classroom Cyberattack in January Compromised Personal Data of Over 800K NYC Students

A January cyberattack targeting Illuminate Education’s digital grading, attendance, and parent-teacher communication platforms used by New York City’s public schools resulted in a data breach affecting about 820,000 current and former students, but the number of students whose data was compromised could be much larger, as the IO Classroom platform targeted in the attack serves about 5 million U.S. students and over 7,000 K–12 districts.

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