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In this 2015 photo, third grader Iyana Simmons works on a coding exercise at Michael Anderson School in Avondale, Ariz.
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Technology in Education: An Overview

From blended learning to computerized testing, digital and online technologies are reshaping the classroom experience for millions of students. (February 5, 2016)

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08/25 03:50 pm | Parents' Support for Blended Learning Slips, Poll Finds | A survey found that while fewer parents think students should spend considerable time in front of screens in schools, teacher support was unchanged.

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08/25 02:34 pm | A New 21st Century Educational Leadership Curriculum | To help future educational leaders embrace 21st-century learning, this online course models best practices and immerses them in a new learning experience.

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08/29 08:00 am | Learning for Life: New Skills for New Jobs | Predicting the future is challenging, but Global Education Futures has developed a thoughtful and optimistic view of the future--one that is a bit different in language and ...

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Technology Counts 2012
The 15th edition of Education Week’s annual report on educational technology tackles the shift in the virtual education landscape, where the rise in popularity is intersecting with a call for greater accountability.

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A recent controversy in California's Fresno Unified district involving Cyber Dust, founded by billionaire Mark Cuban, highlights the new challenges.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
Amid an ongoing debate over the use of student data, K-12 systems have quietly begun linking children's educational records with information from other government agencies.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
Eight federal bills, amendments, or provisions related to student-data privacy have been introduced in 2015.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
Schools are vulnerable to outside hacking, in-house errors, and even technology gaps at companies they work with. Yet, school systems often lack specific plans for dealing with data breaches once they occur, creating logistical and public relations challenges.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
As more and more large, well-known companies—such as Home Depot and Target—fall victim to cyberattacks, school districts are realizing they could be next.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
Schools need resources and support to teach students about appropriate digital-media use, Media Literacy Now's Erin McNeill says.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
The new organization, named Collective Shift, wants to connect schools, businesses, libraries, museums, and city leaders in efforts to build new “ecosystems of learning.”
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
Privacy experts are raising the alarm over what they see as overly aggressive data collection in the company's newly unveiled operating system, Windows 10.
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
Crucial for assuring that school inclusion takes place for students with disabilities, these workers have long been left out of the loop on professional development.
October 7, 2015 – Education Week
In San Francisco, two simple communication strategies are narrowing the achievement gap, write Richard Carranza, Susanna Loeb, and Benjamin York.
October 7, 2015 – Education Week

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