K-12 Technology News
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The Success Through Technology Education (STTE) Foundation will hold its second annual LatinX Ed Tech Summit, “Bridging the Digital Divide,” on June 16, 2023, in El Paso, Texas. It will focus on three key goals to develop digital education solutions for underserved areas, especially rural and LatinX communities.
- By Kate Lucariello
LINQ has launched LINQ Connect, a new SaaS offering that provides payment processing and other services to allow parents to pay for services like school lunches and field trips.
In response to increases in ransomware attacks in the education sector, IBM is expanding its Education Security Preparedness Grants program, offering $5 million in in-kind grants "to help address cybersecurity resiliency in schools."
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center have published a new guide to help K–12 schools strengthen their school safety reporting programs with actionable advice for encouraging students and school stakeholders to report potentially unsafe situations.
- By Kristal Kuykendall
Kajeet, which provides internet connectivity technologies to K–12 schools and families, has added eduroam network access to its SmartBus, Connect Suite, and Smart Transit services.
RedCritter has launched CritterCoin, a new automated system for positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) built on ChatGPT.
In its new State of Ransomware 2023 report, data security provider Sophos found that the education sector had been impacted by ransomware significantly more than any other sector.
The nonprofit organization Women in Cybersecurity has partnered with the Information System Security Certification Consortium, aka (ISC)², to launch their new Certified in Cybersecurity Certification Summer Camp.
An analysis of data from more than 325,000 preK–12 students found that chronic absenteeism has reached severe levels between 2022 and 2023 and that disparities between demographic groups are growing.
The U.S. Department of Education is now accepting applications for the Fostering Diverse Schools Demonstration Grants program and will hold a pre-application webinar on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 2 p.m. Eastern time. Applicants can sign on at oese.ed.gov/fostering-diverse-schoolprogram-fdsp/
- By Kristal Kuykendall