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Ambitious Ed Tech Data Initiative Launched by Coalition of Nonprofits and Walton Family Foundation

Five national education nonprofits today launched a new initiative that aims to centralize the collection and sharing of information about ed tech solutions serving U.S. public schools and create national standards for data interoperability and data privacy — initially funded by a Walton Family Foundation planning grant, according to a news release.

Savvas Enhances myView Literacy Program with New Features Based on Science of Reading Research

Savvas Learning Company has added interactive reading resources to its K–5 core curriculum platform myView Literacy, the company announced today, injecting Science of Reading research in an effort to boost the platform’s impact on student reading achievement.

Riverside Insights Acquires Aperture Education

Riverside Insights, a provider of ability assessments and standardized tests for K–12 schools, has acquired SEL assessment firm Aperture Education, Riverside announced today.

Report: Historic Decline in U.S. Public School Enrollment From Fall 2019 to Fall 2020; Dropout Rates Fell Since 2010 Among Hispanic, Black Students

Total preK–12 public school enrollment in the United States declined 3% between fall 2019 and fall 2020, erasing a decade of steady growth, according to the National Center for Education Statistics’ 2022 edition of the annual Condition of Education report to Congress, which also showed that students are completing more advanced math courses and more science courses, and fewer students are dropping out before obtaining their high school diploma or GED.

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.

Education Advanced Acquires Standard For Success, Expands Line of Solutions for K-12 Administration

K–12 operations management software provider Education Advanced today announced it has acquired Indiana-based Standard For Success, a provider of education evaluation and feedback software that was founded by teachers in 2011.

YouScience to Offer New Certification Exams for Law Enforcement and Emergency Services

Career planning and skills assessment platform YouScience has announced it will begin offering secondary and post-secondary students using its platform the opportunity to earn two new types of certifications thanks to an expanded partnership with the Law and Public Safety Education Network.

Presentation Proposals Sought for Aperture 2022 SEL Vision Summit; Deadline is May 13

SEL assessment provider Aperture Education is accepting presentation proposals through May 13 for its 2022 SEL Vision Summit. The virtual event focused on professional development is scheduled for Nov. 3, 2022, themed “Leading a Legacy.”

Kiddom to Add CenterPoint's Illustrative Mathematics-Certified and EL Education-Aligned Assessments to Its Platform

CenterPoint Education Solutions, a nonprofit provider of assessment and curriculum solutions and professional learning, today announced that its Illustrative Math-Certified interim assessments and EL Education-Aligned interim assessments will be accessible on the Kiddom platform for the 2022-2023 school year.

InnovateEDU Launches Open-Source Blueprint for Inclusive Research and Development in Education [BIRD-E]

Education nonprofit InnovateEDU today launched the Blueprint for Inclusive Research and Development in Education, dubbed BIRD-E, an open source, universal framework designed to generate actionable, high-quality research that ed tech providers, policymakers, researchers, education leaders, and other K-12 stakeholders can easily access, understand, and apply in the classroom.

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