K-12 Technology News

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IBM Invites K-12 Schools in U.S. to Apply For Cybersecurity Grants of $500K Apiece

IBM will provide resources and staff support worth $3 million to help address cybersecurity resiliency in schools to six K–12 school districts in the United States for the second consecutive year, according to a news release.

Ransomware Data Breaches' Growth Last Year Equal to Last 5 Years Combined, Verizon Report Says

Data breaches resulting from ransomware attacks increased 13% last year — equal to the last five years’ increase combined — and are impacting more education organizations than ever, according to the recently released Verizon Business 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report.

Identity Automation, Infinite Campus Partner to Streamline Identity Management, Data Interoperability

Identity Automation and student information system provider Infinite Campus have launched a new partnership to significantly improve efficiencies in account provisioning, authentication management, rostering, and data interoperability, company officials said.

ASUS Introduces New ExpertBook Series for Education, Enterprise Users

ASUS has introduced its new 2022 Expert Series portfolio of devices, including new computers specifically built for education, retail, healthcare and enterprise users, the company said.

Battelle For Kids Data Breach Impact Spreads from Ohio to Illinois, Now Includes 600K+ Students

Chicago Public Schools is the fourth U.S. school district to publicly announce its students were among those whose private information was stolen in the Dec. 1, 2021, ransomware attack on Battelle For Kids as the number of students impacted continues growing.

CoSN Survey of IT Leaders Shows Ransomware Underestimated, Cybersecurity Still Woefully Understaffed

The Consortium on School Networking’s latest State of Ed Tech Leadership Survey reveals that despite warnings from multiple agencies and rising incidents of ransomware attacks targeting K–12 schools, IT leaders continue to underestimate the risk of ransomware to their districts, and IT departments remain woefully understaffed with very few having a dedicated full-time employee managing cybersecurity, CoSN said.

SchoolMint Introduces Analytics Platform Focused on Recruiting, Enrollment, Marketing

Strategic enrollment management software provider SchoolMint has launched a new analytics solution called SchoolMint Insights that combines data from multiple platforms to help school districts better understand and achieve their goals of attracting and retaining students, according to a news release.

National Study: High-Schoolers Eyeing Career & Workforce Landscape When Deciding Their Futures

Nonprofit ECMC Group’s latest Question The Quo Education Pulse survey of 14- to 18-year-olds shows that high-schoolers are paying attention to the career landscape and workforce shortages, and they’re looking for the fastest, least expensive route to careers in high-demand fields.

Amplify Acquires Desmos' Math Curriculum; Desmos Calculators to Spin Off, Remain Free

Curriculum and assessment provider Amplify today announced it has acquired Desmos’ digital math curriculum and instructional technology, and said Desmos’ calculators will be spun off separately as Desmos Studios and will remain free to use.

Online School Startup Camp K12 Makes Its Hatch Kids Metaverse, AR/VR Creation Platform Free

Online school startup Camp K12 today announced it is making its Hatch Kids AR/VR and Metaverse creation platform for K–12 students free for use, along with supporting AR/VR curriculum models for educators and schools also at no cost.

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