The Biden-Harris administration has unveiled new public sector efforts and private sector commitments to bolstering cyber defenses across the nation's public schools, including a new Government Coordinating Council within the U.S. Department of Education to facilitate formal collaboration between "every level of government and the education sector."
Here are five steps that we took to ensure a smooth transition away from email, phone calls, and paper and over to a single, unified school-home communications platform.More
Generative AI technologies such as ChatGPT and Google Bard have cracked the top-10 list of emerging risks for enterprises, according to a new report my market research firm Gartner.More
Educational research organization Aurora Institute is calling for the federal government to "let go of the notion that education has to be a linear, time-bound sequence of learning that occurs only within formal education institutions."More
Student success preparation company AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) has teamed up with digital writing tutor Packback to provide free access to Packback's AI-enabled platform for AVID middle and high school teachers through the 2023-24 school year. More
Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Lincoln Learning Solutions have announced their collaborative creation of the Lincoln Learning Content Bank, a preK–12 materials library for the coming 2023-2024 school year. The library boasts 110,000 multi-modal educational assets to help teachers create courses and individual resources for their students.More
Internet security company Cloudflare announced a new initiative at the recent White House "Back to School Safely: Cybersecurity for K–12 Schools" event: it will provide Zero Trust cybersecurity for small public school districts up to 2,500 students at no charge, and with no time limit.More
The current wave of popularity for generative AI is just "scratching the surface." The real impact will be felt in enterprises — including education — which, over the next seven years, will see growth in the hundreds of billions of dollars, according to a new market analysis, "Generative AI Business Outcomes: Identifying Enterprise Commercial Opportunities."More
A new in-depth analysis from Internet Safety Labs' 2022 K–12 EdTech Safety Benchmark Findings reveals alarming data about advertising in apps widely used by schools and finds that state privacy laws and third-party certifications claiming to keep students' data private are often not making kids any safer.More
A new report from Motorola Solutions reveals parents' and teachers' top concerns and how much they know about and are confident in their schools' safety planning and emergency response preparation.
Online academic tutoring company Skooli has announced its collaboration with cloud-based learning provider PowerSchool to offer personalized tutoring for K–12 students at schools that use Schoology Learning. Tutors are licensed teachers who have passed a Level 2 criminal background check as outlined by the International Task Force for Child Protection, Skooli said.More
TouchMath will release a new Spanish-language version of its online dyscalculia screener later this month. The screener, DySc, has been available in English since early July.More