Kick off the new school year and catch up on new laws to support students, updates on cybersecurity and AI, and the latest insights from education and EdTech leaders. In this August 21 edition of the DE EdTech News Roundup, we'll cover:
The latest education laws are aiming to support students’ mental health and academic success. Check out the details on these new laws and their intended impact on student support!
Student mental health is a growing concern across the country, but there’s a national shortage of school-based social workers, counselors, and school psychologists. Now, states are investing more in school-based mental health services with new laws.
Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Virginia, and West Virginia now have new laws to support students when they struggle with math. While different in every state, the laws focus on providing PD, diagnostic tools, and evidence-based teaching
Cybersecurity & AI
New research shows that ransomware attacks on schools are on the rise, with 80% of education organizations reporting an attack in 2022. The Government Accountability Office says responding to cyberattacks has cost schools from $50,000 to $1 million. Here’s the latest you need to know about staying secure online and the role AI continues to play in education.
School budgets are sometimes too tight to go beyond basic cybersecurity processes. These tips from a cybersecurity professional can help educators and students stay safe online this year.
School prepares students for the future, but what if the future keeps changing in big ways? New research shows that recent graduates feel unprepared for the workforce due to AI.
New recommendations and plans are out from the Biden-Harris administration and private sector commitments to address cybersecurity. This includes a new Government Coordinating Council within the U.S. Department of Education to facilitate formal collaboration between government and education.
Insights from Leaders
Catch up on the latest insights from leaders in education and EdTech, and the newest Edtech data and awards.
UNESCO’s 2023 Global Education Monitoring Report and other global reports share big insights into what’s happening in education right now, including the impact of technology on education.
Discovery Education’s CEO Jeremy Cowdrey shares ideas on how educators can ignite and sustain student curiosity and shares the different types of curiosity in learning.
At the Unlocking Pathways Summit, U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona shared some ideas on how to reimagine connections between schools, careers, and higher learning.
The 2023 K-12 Hero Awards program is dedicated to recognizing the country’s best examples of K-12 success using innovative education technologies. This year, Discovery Education is nominated with Jhone M. Ebert, the Superintendent of Public Instruction at the State of Nevada Department of Education. Discovery Education is a partner of the Nevada Digital Learning Collaborative which bridges the digital divide across the state to ensure all students and educators have access to rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum.