Administrative/Business Tools

Media Management Tool for Schools Enters U.S. Market, Addresses Student Image Privacy Concerns

Digital media management system Pixevety has made its consent-driven photo, data, and video platform and protocols available to U.S. school districts, the company said in a news release.

Savvas Learning Company Acquires Dual Credit Online Course Provider

Savvas Learning Company has acquired, an ed tech startup whose portfolio of online college-level courses enable high school students to earn dual credit without leaving their school campus, according to a news release.

EdisonLearning Breach in 2023 Subject of Class-Action Inquiry as Official Notification is Posted

Attorneys working with are “investigating whether a class-action lawsuit can be filed” against EdisonLearning on behalf of individuals whose name and Social Security number were among files stolen during a ransomware attack in early March 2023.

Vivi Digital Signage Adds Announcements Feature

Education-focused wireless screen mirroring and digital signage solution Vivi has introduced a new Announcements feature for whole-school communication.

SchoolStatus Acquires SchoolNow

Following the recent launch of its new student success platform, SchoolStatus announced it has acquired school-home communications K–12 platform SchoolNow, in its entirety, to help schools engage families and communities in student success.

Pennsylvania School District to Partner With Xello to Help Ready Students for College

The Reading School District in Pennsylvania has partnered with college readiness and career development company Xello to prepare K–12 students with tools for future planning decisions about college or career.

FutureEd Study Identifies 6 Factors of Successful High-Dosage Tutoring

In the wake of at least 80% of school districts and charter schools starting post-pandemic tutoring, independent analysis organization FutureEd has released a study addressing the challenge of making such tutoring high-quality, or as they call it, "high dosage."

SchoolStatus Releases Unified Communication and School Attendance Platform

SchoolStatus has announced its new K–12 platform to improve communications between schools and families to help ensure student attendance. The platform features two data-driven solutions: SchoolStatus Connect and SchoolStatus Attend.

Ransomware Targeting K–12 Rose 92% in 2023, Malwarebytes Reports

New research from Malwarebytes ThreatDown analysts shows that 2023 was the "worst year on record" for education, with a 105% jump in known ransomware attacks targeting the sector and a 92% rise in ransomware targeting K–12 education specifically — with nearly half of those targeting U.S. school districts.

PowerSchool Acquires Financial Software Provider Allovue to Enhance K–12 Solutions

K–12 education software company PowerSchool has acquired Allovue, a financial budgeting, planning, and analytics provider for K–12 school districts.