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  • Amplio Special Education Accepting Spring 2024 Speech Language Innovation Grant Applications

    Special education learning solutions company Amplio is now accepting applications for its Speech-Language Innovation Grant, to begin during the Spring 2024 semester and conclude at the end of July 2024. The application deadline is Oct. 20, 2023.

  • A Data-Driven Approach to Managing Ed Tech in K–12 Schools

    How does a data-driven approach to ed tech work in practice? How does an institution gauge whether its deployments, strategies, or initiatives are effective? Statistics around the usage of technology tools is only a part of it.

  • USGBC Opens 2024 Best of Green Schools Awards Program

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is now accepting nominations for the 2024 Best of Green Schools Awards program, sponsored by the Center for Green Schools (part of the USGBC) and the nonprofit Green Schools National Network.

  • More High School Grads Rejecting 4-Year College Pathway

    A higher percentage of high school graduates than in prior years are turning away from pursuing a four-year college degree, according to a new report.

  • Canvas Adds Archiving Tool from K16 Solutions

    Instructure has partnered with K16 Solutions to add a new archiving tool to its popular learning management system, Canvas. The solution, called Canvas Archiving Powered by K16 Solutions, is available now.

  • 6 Suggestions IT Teams Should Ask Teachers When Evaluating Unapproved Technology

    When IT teams are evaluating technologies for the classroom, the teacher's perspective shouldn’t be discounted. Teachers have a unique — and likely the best-informed — view of which tools will engage students and which will be distracting.

  • Making Information Security Everyone's Responsibility

    Intrusions into education networks have never been more rampant. And at this point, information security is the top concern among IT leaders and administration in K–12 districts. What's more, there is the distinct possibility that AI will compound the problem, while also being used to help deal with threats.

  • Cybersecurity, AI Policy Top List of State Ed Tech Priorities

    New survey results from the State Education Technology Directors Association underscore the importance of collaboration across agencies and school districts as cybersecurity and AI pose the biggest unmet challenges for public education.

  • Renaissance Analytics Adds New Metrics Capabilities

    Data analytics and learning assessment company Renaissance has enhanced its interface and upgraded features and metrics for several products within its Analytics platform. This can give administrators and educators insights into student performance and needed interventions across a school district. These upgrades come at no extra charge for existing Renaissance customers.

  • Session Picks: Tech Tactics 2023

    Our inaugural event for IT leaders in K–12 kicks off in November in Orlando, and we have an incredible lineup of information-packed sessions, workshops, and keynotes from CIOs and CISOs representing districts from across the country.

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