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Ed-Tech Policy All That Ed Tech Schools Bought During the Pandemic Won’t Improve Equity. Here's Why
Product design, limited organizational capacity, and the dangers of digital surveillance are all barriers, four experts told Education Week.
Benjamin Herold, November 28, 2022
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Privacy & Security VR Devices Collect 'Intimate' Data, Lack Privacy Protections. Should Schools Invest?
A nonprofit examined the most popular VR devices on the market and found privacy problems with all of them.
Alyson Klein, November 18, 2022
4 min read
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Ed-Tech Policy What Educators Should Know About Biden's 'AI Bill of Rights'
The White House outlined some core principles that address the pitfalls of artificial intelligence.
Alyson Klein, October 24, 2022
5 min read
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Classroom Technology 5 Ways to Use Technology to Improve Teaching and Learning
Here's an outline of the priorities schools need to address, with links to helpful resources.
Lesly Moore, April 29, 2022
2 min read
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IT Infrastructure Stopping Cyberattacks Is Top Priority for Ed-Tech Leaders. But Many Underestimate the Risk
Most K-12 district tech leaders rate common cybersecurity threats as just low or medium risk, survey shows.
Alyson Klein, April 26, 2022
4 min read
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Special Report Making Technology Work Better in Schools
Our annual Technology Counts report examines the tech strategies educators are using to improve student learning in classrooms and at home.
April 12, 2022
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Privacy & Security 'There Are So Many Issues’: Why Schools Are Struggling to Protect Student Data
While efforts have been made to protect student data, there are still troubling examples of data breaches.
Mark Walsh, April 12, 2022
8 min read
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Privacy & Security Download Be Ready When Parents Ask These 7 Questions About Data Privacy
These questions offer a roadmap for issues that K-12 leaders should be prepared to discuss.
Benjamin Herold & Gina Tomko, April 12, 2022
1 min read
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Privacy & Security Cyber Hackers Attack Schools More Often Than You Think: 8 Ways to Stop Them
Experts say there’s no magic formula for districts to completely protect themselves from these incidents, but there are ways to reduce risk.
Alyson Klein, March 31, 2022
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Privacy & Security What Schools Can Learn From the Biggest Cyberattack Ever on a Single District
Hackers infiltrated a New York City school district vendor, jeopardizing personal information for 820,000 current and former students.
Alyson Klein, March 30, 2022
2 min read
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Privacy & Security Explainer School Cyberattacks, Explained
Hackers are terrorizing schools with increasingly complex attacks, causing data breaches and more. Here’s what educators need to know.
Alyson Klein, February 11, 2022
12 min read
Privacy & Security Thousands of School Websites Went Down in a Cyberattack. It'll Happen Again, Experts Say
Cyberattacks on technology and education companies that work with K-12 schools are becoming a growing concern for educators, experts say.
Alyson Klein, January 10, 2022
4 min read
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Privacy & Security Ed Tech Usage is Up. So Are Parent Privacy Concerns
Both parents and students want more say in how their personal information is used, according to a recent report.
Alyson Klein, November 16, 2021
2 min read
Privacy & Security Spotlight Spotlight: Online Student Safety
In this Spotlight, assess possible digital vulnerabilities, learn how students may be partaking in digital self-harm, and more.
June 2, 2021