K-12 Technology News

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Renaissance to Acquire GL Education

Education technology provider Renaissance reported that it's entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GL Education, a UK-based provider of formative assessments.

ASCD Launches Professional Learning Platform Witsby

ASCD this week unveiled its new professional learning and credentialing platform, Witsby. The new platform is designed to provide a range of learning tools across multiple platforms and provide "personalized professional learning paths to help educators stay on track — and on pace — to meet their evolving needs and goals."

K16, GPTZero Partner for AI Writing Detection

K16 Solutions has partnered with GPTZero to bring AI writing detection to K–12 schools and higher education institutions.

Tutoring Triumphs in Texas: Ector County ISD's Unique Approach is Yielding Remarkable Results

Over the three years since Ector County ISD launched its tutoring program, the district has achieved remarkable growth, and superintendent Scott Muri recently joined THE Journal Insider podcast host Kristal Kuykendall to share some of the lessons learned during the pilot and implementation, such as its use of outcomes-based tutoring contracts, strictly structured tutoring sessions, and teacher involvement.

Lightspeed Digital Insight to Provide K–12 Districts with Real-Time Ed Tech Usage Visibility and Control

Ed tech company Lightspeed Systems has launched Lightspeed Digital Insight, a new cloud-based tool that gives K–12 districts a complete view of real-time information about ed tech usage, both on and off campus, the ability to act quickly to protect privacy data, approve or deny apps, track costs, and more.

Savvas Launches First Magruder’s American Government Interactive for Grades 9–12 and Civics Interactive for Grades 6–12

Savvas Learning Company has unveiled two new interactive digital social studies programs: Magruder’s American Government Interactive, and Civics Interactive, which provide continuously updated current events and content. The Magruder’s program complements the latest edition of the print textbook, while the Civics curriculum will be all digital. Both programs are built on the C3 framework (College, Career, and Civic Life) model for Social Studies State Standards.

Curriculum Associates' Free Webinar Series on Science of Reading Instructional Strategies Starts March 2

Curriculum Associates will launch a free K–12 webinar series starting March 2 and continuing through May 18 to help educators move from understanding to implementing science of reading, research-based teaching strategies in their classrooms. Titled “The Science of Reading: Putting Research into Action,” the seven-part series will cover phonology, multisyllabic words, alphabetics, decodable readers, phonics instruction, and word recognition.

PowerSchool Launches New Tools and Resources to Personalize K–12 Learning

Education software company PowerSchool will be releasing updates this year to its Unified Classroom learning management system and Unified Insights data analytics platform, which include LearningNav and ContentNav, and will also add a new resource library within Unified Insights MTSS.

JG Consulting Unveils Online Superintendent Search Board to Attract Job Candidates

K–12 executive search firm JG Consulting has launched its online Superintendent Search Board to help school districts attract qualified job candidates. National job listings include superintendents, administrators, teachers, counselors, and support staff. Advertising is also available. Three price levels are offered, from free to two paid options.

Acer Intros Chromebook Vero 712 and Other New Education Chromebooks

Acer has unveiled four new Chromebooks for the K–12 education market that feature durable designs, new processors, advanced connectivity, and performance features geared to support school technology standards. The Chromebook Vero 712 is specifically designed to handle more complex education tasks and increase student productivity.

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