Artificial Intelligence

Find out how artificial intelligence could change education, inside the classroom and out

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AI Literacy, Explained
Now that AI is expected to influence fields from medicine to policing, what do students need to understand about the technology?
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Education Funding Using AI to Guide School Funding: 4 Takeaways
One state is using AI to help guide school funding decisions. Will others follow?
Mark Lieberman, March 1, 2024
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center How Young Is Too Young to Teach Students About AI? Survey Reveals Differing Opinions
Educators overwhelmingly agree that students need to learn how AI works, but at what age, exactly, is a source of debate.
Arianna Prothero, February 29, 2024
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A teacher writes testing dates on a SMART board at Sutton Middle School in Atlanta on Feb. 13, 2020. Emerging classroom technologies are an annual theme at the SXSW EDU conference.
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Teaching Profession 5 Big Conversations to Expect at SXSW EDU (Plus, an Exciting Debut From EdWeek)
Education stakeholders will discuss the biggest—and thorniest—issues facing schools at the March 4-7 conference.
Madeline Will, February 29, 2024
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center Will AI Use in Schools Increase Next Year? 56 Percent of Educators Say Yes
Some districts are already looking for ways the technology might help save educators' time.
Alyson Klein, February 29, 2024
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center Does Your District Ban ChatGPT? Here's What Educators Told Us
More than three-quarters of educators say their districts haven't banned ChatGPT and other AI tools.
Alyson Klein, February 28, 2024
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center Where Does AI Belong in Education? Teachers and Administrators Have Some Strong Opinions
A survey of educators across the country generated a wide range of opinions about the role of AI in teaching and learning.
Kevin Bushweller, February 28, 2024
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center Top 13 Reasons Teachers Avoid ChatGPT and Other AI Tools
Teachers cited other, "more important" priorities for why they are not test driving AI.
Alyson Klein, February 28, 2024
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center Many Teachers Want AI in the Classroom. Here’s What Holds Them Back
Their plates are overloaded with academic challenges and other priorities.
Lauraine Langreo, February 28, 2024
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center ChatGPT, Bard, Copilot, Khanmigo: What AI Tools Do Teachers Use?
One-third of teachers said they're using AI in the classroom, an EdWeek Research Center survey found.
Lauraine Langreo, February 28, 2024
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Classroom Technology Opinion The AI Cheating Crisis: Education Needs Its Anti-Doping Movement
What the Tour de France can teach us about artificial-intelligence use—and why we can’t just accept “AI doping” as the new normal.
Noor Akbari, February 28, 2024
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Classroom Technology AI Policies Should Leave Room for Teachers and Students to Mess Up, Superintendents Say
Superintendents whose districts have crafted AI policies discussed establishing guardrails and encouraging the AI-hesitant to try it out.
Caitlynn Peetz, February 22, 2024
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Classroom Technology AI Is Common Thread Through the Big Challenges Schools Are Facing, New Report Says
Recruiting and retaining educators, cybersecurity, and scaling innovation across schools are some of the biggest challenges.
Lauraine Langreo, February 20, 2024
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Special Report Schools Are Using AI. But Are They on the Right Track?
See Education Week's roadmap for how to navigate the rising role of artificial intelligence in K-12 education.
February 19, 2024
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Ed-Tech Policy Q&A Need an AI Policy for Your Schools? This District Used ChatGPT to Craft One
The Peninsula School District in Washington state was one of the first school systems in the country to craft AI policy guidance.
Alyson Klein, February 19, 2024
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