Blackboard Debuts Unite, a New K-12-Facing Suite of Products

On April 14, the learning management system (LMS) developer Blackboard announced a new K-12 product aimed at helping schools move classes online quickly and teach […]

Interest and Enrollment in Virtual Schools Surge Around the Country

Over the past weeks, American teachers, parents, and administrators have made heroic efforts to keep classes learning despite school closures for almost every district in […]

Senators Raise Concerns Over Data Privacy with Online Learning Amid COVID Closures

Three democratic senators—Edward Markey of Massachusetts, Dick Durbin of Illinois, and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut—sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department […]

Embry-Riddle Opens Online Access to For-Credit Courses for Arizona and Florida High School Students

One of the country’s largest online universities has opened up some of their courses for high school students to take at no cost. On March […]

3 Great ideas on how to teach empathy to K-12 students

A few weeks ago, the New York Times published “An Adult’s Guide to Social Skills, for Those Who Were Never Taught”, an interesting read for […]

COVID-19: Useful Tech and Resources for Remote Learning

COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, has progressed around the world and throughout North America faster than many expected. President Donald Trump has declared the outbreak […]

Coronavirus Has Arrived. Will an LMS Be Enough for Remote Learning?

In the early months of 2020, coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, surged in China and surrounding countries, leading to large-scale school closings. The virus has […]

Kids’ Reading Comprehension Is Worse on Screens, Study Finds

A recently published study found that 10-year-old students tended to score worse on reading comprehension tests when they took them on a screen versus on […]

Nepris Raises $5 Million Series A Led By K12 Inc. to Scale Student-Professional Platform

The Austin-based Nepris announced on March 11 it had raised a $5 Million Series A round led by K12 Inc. With the investment Nepris plans […]

Edwin and MyBuddy.AI Merge to Manufacture a Smart English Tutoring App

Two edtech developers announced plans to join forces on March 2 in order to produce a new smart language-teaching robot companion for kids. Edwin has […]

Roybi Acquires Kid-Focused AI Speech Recognition Platform KidSense.AI

Roybi, a Bay Area company that manufactures smart robot toys and learning aids for kids, announced on February 25 that they had acquired KidSense.AI. The […]

Researchers Test onebillion Math App in English and Portuguese Among Brazilian Students

Many like to say that math is the universal language. But common sense appears to indicate otherwise. Put more specifically: one might expect students who […]

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