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Watch a Quick Demo of Promethean's New ActivPanel 9 Display: Ed Tech Chat at ISTE Live 2022

Watch a thorough 4-minute overview of Promethean's new ActivPanel 9 Interactive Display for Education, unveiled on June 27 at ISTE Live 2022 in New Orleans in this video demo live from the expo hall.

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.

1EdTech Updates Its QTI Assessment Standard to Enable the Latest Accessibility Features

An update to 1EdTech Consortium’s digital assessment interoperability standard has added accessibility features and improved rendering to enable greater access in large-scale testing for students with special needs, the nonprofit said in a news release.

Flashpoint Now Offering Its Cybersecurity and Risk Management Solutions to K–12 Schools

Cybersecurity and risk intelligence firm Flashpoint today announced it is entering the K–12 sector with its comprehensive risk management and cybersecurity solutions, offering an outsourcing option to school leaders and typically under-resourced IT professionals concerned about protecting their school networks amid rising numbers of cyberattacks and ransomware incidents targeting public schools.

List of All K-12 Schools Known to be Impacted by Illuminate Breach of Student Data

An updated list of all K–12 schools in the U.S. known to have been impacted by the breach of student data resulting from a cyberattack on Illuminate Education's systems in January 2022.

Verizon to Add 50 More Learning Labs and 50 More Innovative Learning Schools

Verizon is celebrating 10 years of its digital inclusion-focused education initiative by announcing that the telecommunications company will launch Verizon Innovative Learning Labs in 50 more Title I schools this fall and is adding 50 new Title I schools to its Innovative Learning Schools program, bringing the program’s total reach to 561 schools nationwide, the company said.

Applications Now Open for ClassTag's $10K Community Engagement Grant

K–12 community engagement platform ClassTag has opened applications for its Community Engagement Grant, which will recognize a U.S. school district for engaging with families, staff, and the community in “the most creative ways,” the company said.

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.

Optoma Unveils Microsoft-Powered, Cloud-Based Remote Management Solution for Displays

Display manufacturer Optoma has launched a cloud-based version of its Optoma Management Suite that is powered by Microsoft Azure and offers streamlined, real-time monitoring, diagnosing, and controlling of connected audio-visual displays via a single platform, according to a news release.

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.

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