T.H.E. Journal News

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i-Ready Adds Lessons, Assessments

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 19:18
Curriculum Associates has updated i-Ready with new reading and math lessons in Spanish, as well as a new K–6 Spanish reading assessment.

Education Networks Largely Spared in DDoS Escalation

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 18:44
Dedicated denial of service (DDoS) attacks were up by double digits in the first half of 2021. But somehow schools, colleges and universities, despite being favorite targets for ransomware and various other forms of malware, have been by and large overlooked — even as DDoS becomes a companion tool in ransomware incidents.

At-Home Employees Need to Feel More Connected

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 16:49
A survey by learning platform company Kahoot! And HR research and advisory firm Workplace Intelligence Found that remote employees across all sectors prefer working from home at least part of the time but need to feel more connected and reap the same benefits as onsite workers.

Samsung Launches $2 Million Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 16:11
Samsung has launched its 12th-annual Solve for Tomorrow contest, which will award $2 million in technology and supplies to classrooms across the United States.

Student Device Monitoring a Threat to LGBTQI+ Students, Student Expression —Report

Tue, 09/21/2021 - 15:38
Student device monitoring disproportionately affects kids who cannot afford their own devices and, according to a new report, poses threats to student privacy (such as LGBTQI+ students who might be "outed") and creates a significant chilling effect on student expression.

School Communications Effective During Pandemic —Parents

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 16:42
Parents have been overwhelmingly satisfied with school communications during the pandemic. According to a new survey, a massive 70% indicated that digital school communications have been effective.

New Mexico Makes SEL Resources Free to Teachers Students and Families

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 16:16
New Mexico’s Public Education Department is making social and emotional learning resources available statewide to teachers, students and families.

K–12 Grants & Upcoming Events

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 15:27
Upcoming funding opportunities for K–12 school, teachers and groups (updated February 8)

$1.5 Million Fund Will Support Video Coaching and Observation

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 15:20
Edthena has created a $1.5 million fund to support districts' efforts to implement video coaching and video observation as part of their professional learning initiatives.

$40,000 STEM Grant Program Opens

Tue, 09/14/2021 - 14:14
Vernier Software & Technology will award $1,000 grants to 40 STEM educators in K–12 and higher education. The grant program is part of Vernier's 40th anniversary event.

Free Teachable Moments Resources Help Educators Teach About Earthquakes

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 16:42
A university consortium with more than 125 member institutions is making free resources available to help K–12 educators teach about earthquakes as they happen.

4 States Get Approval for Remaining American Rescue Plan Funds

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 16:28
The United States Department of Education (ED) has approved school plans from four states for the use of American Rescue Plan ESSER funds, distributing about $1.84 billion in remaining funds.

Feds to Help Fund Schools Penalized for Mask Bans

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 15:49
School districts whose funds are being withheld by their states for implementing mask bans (or for other measures taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus) will see some relief from the federal government. A new grant program, announced Sept. 9 by the United States Department of Education (ED), is expected to open in the "coming weeks."

Kahoot! Completes Acquisition of Clever

Fri, 09/10/2021 - 13:25
Kahoot! has formally completed its acquisition of Clever.