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Savvas Learning Company has acquired Whooo’s Reading and its AI-driven technology that gives students adaptive feedback on their writing and reading skills and shows teachers where students may need extra support or personalized instruction.
Weak demand and a slower-than-expected global market recovery are pushing mobile phones into a decline, with no recovery expected until 2024, according to a new forecast by market research firm IDC.
IXL Learning has acquired Teachers Pay Teachers, which is used by 85% of all preK–12 teachers in the United States and more than 7 million educators total, according to the company.
Within two years, half of information security professionals across all sectors will leave their current positions, and half of those will find themselves in completely different roles.
Ed tech providers announcing new executive roles include the CEO position at Newsela, president and COO at Instructure, five leadership positions at Discovery Education, and a new board of directors member at DreamBox Learning.
Security company Centegix has acquired Ident-A-Kid, a provider of a visitor management solution used in some 7,000 schools in the United States.
Digital tutoring provider Paper has acquired MajorClarity, a career and college readiness platform, and integrated its CCR functions into its expanded platform as part of its plan to transform Paper into a comprehensive “Educational Support System” solution for K–12 schools, Paper said.
Education technology provider GoGuardian has launched new digital learning tool designed to encourage both independent learning and collaboration. The tool, Giant Steps, provides a gamified learning experience across different subjects.
In a monthlong study of one U.S. school district with newly implemented PhishID security software, Identity Automation uncovered detailed markers of increasingly sophisticated phishing attacks and dangerous proxy services targeting students, according to a new report out from Identity Automation.
Career training and aptitude assessment provider YouScience has launched a new education-to-career platform for K–12 students called Brightpath that helps students identify their natural aptitudes and skills, identify the learning path and school coursework best aligned to their aptitudes and future career opportunities, connect with post-secondary programs matching their aptitudes and interests, find internships and jobs matching their aptitudes, and even earn CTE certifications.
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