September 20, 2019: Volume 26, Number 18

Data Privacy is Scrutinized Anew

The push to protect the privacy of data collected about young children and students is heating up this fall. Several factors are driving the debate, including: ▪a letter sent by ...

Companies that Received Senate Requests for Information

Content and tool providers, including ACT (Iowa City, IA), BrightBytes (San Francisco), Cengage Learning (Boston), Cognitive Toy Box (Brooklyn, NY), College Board (New York), ...

Khan Academy Offers Khan Academy Districts

Khan Academy (Mountain View, CA) in September made available Khan Academy Districts, built to provide tools, professional development and data insights that can help educators drive ...

Social Studies Market Revives, Led by California

The market for social studies instructional materials is rebounding in 2019 after years of heavy focus on reading and math and fueled by a favorable textbook adoption cycle, according ...

Curriculum Associates Updates Products

Curriculum Associates (North Billerica, MA) upgraded its offerings for the new school year with learning games and an enhanced student experience. More than 7 million users access ...

Digital Learning Tools Being Used Daily

Nearly two-thirds (65%) of teachers use digital learning tools to teach every day, and 57% of students say they use them to learn every day, according to Education Technology Use in ...

Partnership & Acquisition Briefs, Sept. 20, 2019

Data analytics provider CatchOn (Nashville, TN) in September was added to the portfolio of service products offered by Troxell-CDI (Phoenix) with the goal of offering school districts ...

People Briefs, September 20, 2019

Scott Kirkpatrick will become CEO of BrainPOP (New York) effective Nov. 4 as current CEO and founder Avraham Kadar transitions to executive chairman of the board. Kirkpatrick currently ...

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