With Labor Day weekend behind us, students and teachers across the country are back in the swing of a new school year! Head back to school prepared by catching up on the latest EdTech news updates. For this edition of the DE EdTech News Roundup, we’ll cover:
The end of summer has brought a lot of changes to EdTech companies, leadership, and services. Catch up on these changes and their impacts with the articles below!
New Chief Technology Officers were named for districts across the country. Read about their qualifications, experiences, and plans as they tackle their new positions!
PowerSchool and Skooli have teamed up to bring expertise and tutoring from licensed educators to more students, from the ease of their learning management system. The Schoology LMS will now offer personalized tutoring sessions from licensed, background-checked educators, to help students master high-need academic skills.
Discovery Education announced Tuesday that it is acquiring DreamBox Learning, in a deal with significant implications for the academic resources and EdTech delivered to classrooms. Discovery Education CEO Jeremy Cowdrey shared that the acquisition will greatly expand Discovery Education’s ability to serve students with a richer of classroom resources.
Pencils are sharpened and school is back in session—but this year, fewer teachers are headed back to the classroom. See how teacher shortages are impacting instruction, student-teacher ratios, and staffing levels this back-to-school season.
School districts across the country are dealing with a dire teacher shortage as there are more teachers exiting the profession than new teachers entering. With concerns over salaries, school safety, and burnout, retaining current teachers and enticing new ones is more important now than ever.
While live, online instruction has been previously used to help students take courses outside of their schools’ offerings or handle pandemic-related absences, it’s become an increasingly popular way to alleviate the impacts of the teacher shortage. With increasing teacher vacancies, more students are being taught by teachers from a distance, with a moderator in the classroom to help ensure the sessions run smoothly.
Recent analyses have summarized the impact of teacher vacancies on student-teacher ratios. As teachers who are in the classroom balance the widening gaps in staff, it’s expected to lead to even more burnout and turnover. See each state’s ratio and find out which state’s gaps are growing the fastest.
New Tech in the Classroom
New school year, new technology! Check out the latest tech updates that are being brought into the classroom.
New research from Brainly has shown that middle and high school students see AI an integral element in their academic lives. Read the latest details on student, parent, and teacher opinions on AI.
Artificial Intelligence has been a hot topic in education, technology, and the general news cycle—but how will it actually impact classrooms this year? This article details the status of how teachers are feeling about using AI in the classroom, and how prepared they feel to implement this new technology.