Administrative/Business Tools


Two More Districts, in California and Connecticut, Say Their Students' Data Included in Illuminate Education Breach

Two more school districts have recently notified parents that their students were among the millions across the country impacted by the Illuminate Education breach of private student data: Ventura Unified School District in California and Newtown Public Schools in Connecticut.

SchoolMint Launches Mental Wellness Support App for U.S. K–12 Educators

Strategic enrollment management provider SchoolMint is launching a new mental wellness app specifically for K–12 educators, the company announced this week, as teacher burnout soars and more teachers than not say they're likely to leave the profession sooner than planned.

Screencast and Figma Added to Chromebooks as Google Unveils Slate of New Features and Integrations

Google for Education today announced a slate of new apps for Chromebooks — including a new free Screencast app and a free Figma design app — as well as new functions in Google Classroom and Google Meet, and the company announced integrations with popular ed tech apps that will launch later this year.

Kolloru, Adams, Gallman, Metcalf, Serafin, Deveaux Named to Executive Positions

People on the Move newsmakers include Sulaekha "Sue" Kolloru at Pearson, Heather Adams and Kevin Gallman at Otus, Marty Metcalf at ISG, Allison Serafin at Building Hope, and Brian Deveaux at Hussey Seating Company.

Illuminate Education Breach Included Los Angeles Unified & Riverside County Districts, Pushing Total Impacted to Over 3M

The breach of student data that occurred during a January 2022 cyberattack targeting Illuminate Education’s systems is now known to have impacted the nation’s second-largest school district, Los Angeles Unified with 430,000 students, and all the districts within Riverside County, pushing the total number of students whose private data was stolen to at least 3 million.

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.

IMS Global Learning Consortium Has a New Name: 1EdTech Consortium

IMS Global Learning Consortium, a nonprofit collaborative and marketplace for K–12 schools and educational technology and digital learning marketplace, has rebranded as 1EdTech Consortium and launched a new website with new blog posts and a renewed emphasis on a collaborative ed tech ecosystem.

Class Technologies is Acquiring Blackboard Collaborate; Will Be Merged as Class Collaborate

Synchronous virtual learning provider Class Technologies has announced it will acquire the Blackboard Collaborate virtual classroom tool from Anthology in a deal reportedly valued at $210 million.

IBM Invites K-12 Schools in U.S. to Apply For Cybersecurity Grants of $500K Apiece

IBM will provide resources and staff support worth $3 million to help address cybersecurity resiliency in schools to six K–12 school districts in the United States for the second consecutive year, according to a news release.

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