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Facial-Recognition Systems Pitched as School-Safety Solutions, Raising Alarms

Despite worries about privacy and effectiveness, tech companies are offering facial-recognition technologies to school leaders facing pressures to keep students safe. (December 0, )

How (and Why) Ed-Tech Companies Are Tracking Students' Feelings

Ready or not, technologies such as online surveys, big data, and wearable devices are already being used to measure, monitor, and modify students' emotions and mindsets. (December 0, )

The Way We Read Online Has Changed. Literacy Teachers Need to Keep Up (Opinion)

Now that students can integrate code and multimedia into the texts they create, schools need a new approach to literacy, writes Chris Panell. (December 0, )

Study Shows Link Between Teens' Copious Amounts of Screen Time and ADHD

What with all the swiping, scrolling, snap-chatting, surfing and streaming that consume the adolescent mind, an American parent might well watch his or her teen and wonder whether any sustained thought is even possible. (December 0, )

Gamers Are the New High School Athletes: The Rise of Esports

Already popular at the college and professional levels, esports are now gaining a foothold in K-12 schools despite concerns about bad behavior and equity problems associated with competitive game playing. (December 0, )

Classroom Digital Assistants: Teachers' Aides or Privacy Threats?

New smart speakers like Amazon's Alexa can help support classroom teachers, but they also spark "Big Brother"-style worries. (July 17, 2018)

How an Online Tutor Became a 'Math Celebrity'

Students and teachers alike line up for autographs and selfies with 26-year-old Darnell Boursiquot, a wildly popular tutor for the online learning platform Algebra Nation. (May 31, 2018)

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Technology Counts 2018: National Survey: What Do Principals Believe?

(April 17, 2018)

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States’ Ed-Tech Directors Working to Make Student Data More Useful for Instruction

A new report from the State Educational Technology Directors Association lays the groundwork for states to plan how districts’ data–once aggregated–can be used for instruction. (May 17, 2017)

Principals Report More Influence Over School Budgets Than Curriculum Choice in National Survey

School principals across the U.S. were asked how much actual influence they have in two areas: establishing curriculum and school budgets in this study. (May 19, 2017)

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