December 11, 2020: Volume 27, Number 24

Federal K-12 Policy & Funding in 2021

Education policy and funding will change in 2021 with the switch from the Trump administration to the Biden administration. Exactly what that will look like will be influenced by ...

Vendors & Districts Highlight Collaboration

Relationships between providers of educational resources and school districts, and among educators and students, were in the spotlight at the International Society for Technology in ...

Hawaii Took an Enterprise Approach to Learning

Hawaii, which has one school system statewide with 257 schools, 38,000 employees and 174,704 students, concentrated on a few themes as it addressed the pandemic. Brook Conner, ...

School Districts Vary in Preparedness for Digital Learning

Henry Pettiegrew, superintendent and CEO of the East Cleveland (OH) school district in a community with low connectivity and where student access to devices was limited, said schools ...

Pear Deck & GoGuardian Merge

Pear Deck (Iowa City, IA) and GoGuardian (El Segundo, CA) merged in November with the goal of providing K-12 learning environments that are safer and more engaging for students. Pear ...

Connect K-12 to Support Schools' Bandwidth Efforts

Nonprofit Connected Nation (Bowling Green, KY) in November launched Connect K-12, a free website that provides internet speed and pricing transparency information, to help schools ...

Communication Apps are Popular

EER’s quarterly look at top educational app downloads finds that apps that facilitate communication between families and teachers are popular as education continues to be a mix of ...

People Briefs, Dec. 11, 2020

  Stride (Herndon, VA) in December named Angela Williams senior director public affairs, responsible for outreach to policymakers, organizations, businesses, and other influencers ...

News Briefs, Dec. 11, 2020

Walch Education (Portland, ME) in November achieved one-click integration between its Curriculum Engine product and Google Classroom. Curriculum Engine, Walch's flagship product, is a ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, Dec. 11, 2020

Online learning provider Apex Learning (Seattle) is partnering with Illuminate Education (Irvine, CA), which has a suite of assessment, management and collaboration products, to help ...

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