Administrative/Business Tools


CISA Releases Toolkit for Bystander Reporting Programs for K–12 Admins

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center have published a new guide to help K–12 schools strengthen their school safety reporting programs with actionable advice for encouraging students and school stakeholders to report potentially unsafe situations.

ED Invites Districts to Apply to Fostering Diverse Schools Program; Deadline is July 7

The U.S. Department of Education is now accepting applications for the Fostering Diverse Schools Demonstration Grants program and will hold a pre-application webinar on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 2 p.m. Eastern time. Applicants can sign on at oese.ed.gov/fostering-diverse-schoolprogram-fdsp/

Raptor Tech Partners with Foundation on Integrated Response and Reunification Training for Schools

School safety provider Raptor Technologies and The “I Love U Guys” Foundation will integrate the nonprofit’s practical methodologies with Raptor’s software to offer a joint training program to teach schools how to standardize safety procedures and reunifications following emergencies, according to a news release.

LG Debuts Ultra Wide ProBeam 4K Laser Projector with Up to 285-Inch Image

To address a growing demand for ultra-wide conferencing projection, LG Business Solutions USA has debuted a new 4K UHD laser projector with 21:9 aspect ratio support with “maximum visibility” for conferencing apps and presentations, according to a news release.

Edulastic Adds Big-Picture Data Views and Early Warning Features to Data Studio

Digital learning provider GoGuardian has added new big-picture data reporting to the Data Studio metrics dashboard within the Edulastic assessment platform, combining student data into overall performance trends and allowing administrators to set goals and receive early warnings when assessment data is trending below those goals, according to a news release.

Two-Thirds of U.S. Education CISOs See Material Cyber Attack as Likely in Next 12 Months

Nearly two-thirds of chief information security officers in the U.S. education sector believe they’re likely to experience a material cyber attack in the next 12 months, and 62% have dealt with a material loss of sensitive information in the past 12 months, according to the newest Voice of the CISO report published this week by cybersecurity company Proofpoint.

District Rolls Out Wireless Digital Signage to 1,200 Screens

Warren County (Kentucky) Public Schools’ recent transition to the Airtame platform has enabled seamless wireless screen-sharing and digital signage capabilities for the district’s 1,200 TVs across 35 buildings, freeing teachers to move around classrooms and simplifying educator control of sharing features, according to a new use study released by Airtame.

Aeries Settles Data Breach Lawsuit for $1.75M; Illuminate Suit is Dismissed – For Now

Two ed tech providers that suffered data breaches that compromised private student information have seen civil lawsuits reach vastly different results — yet both should serve as a stark warning for ed tech companies collecting student data, a data privacy attorney told THE Journal.

Raptor Technologies Acquires SchoolPass, Will Integrate Its Attendance and Dismissal Automation Features

School safety software provider Raptor Technologies has acquired SchoolPass and will integrate the latter’s cloud-based attendance automation and dismissal automation into the Raptor Tech platform, according to a news release.

ParentSquare Adds Virtual Phone Feature for School Staff

School-home communications provider ParentSquare has unveiled a new Virtual Phone feature to its platform that documents and records voice communications between educators and families just as it does with other types of exchanges, according to a news release.

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