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Flags decorate a space outside the office of the Education Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. The Government Accountability Office has released recommended priorities for the Education Department that target special education rights.
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Federal Restraint and Seclusion, and Disability Rights: Ed. Department Has Work to Do, Audit Finds
The Government Accountability Office releases a checklist of how the U.S. Department of Education is performing on a list of priorities.
Libby Stanford, July 13, 2022
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Student Achievement With So Many Kids Struggling in School, Experts Call for Revamping 'Early Warning Systems'
A new collaborative says the indicators developed to flag students at risk of not graduating need an update for post-pandemic schools.
Sarah D. Sparks, May 18, 2022
4 min read
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Student Well-Being Some States Back Away From a Major Student Well-Being Survey. Why, and What It Could Mean
Resistance to data collection on student well-being could make it difficult to track and improve schools' efforts.
Evie Blad, May 5, 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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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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Data Opinion Why It’s So Tough to Get the Data Educators Want
Data dissatisfaction remains high. Harvard's Jon Fullerton tries to make sense of why that is.
Rick Hess, April 4, 2022
3 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
1 min read
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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
Privacy & Security Video VIDEO: How Schools Can Prevent Costly Cyberattacks
What kinds of cyberattacks do schools face? Who’s behind them? And how can they stop them from happening?
Kaylee Domzalski, March 3, 2022
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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
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Equity & Diversity Students Embrace a Wide Range of Gender Identities. Most School Data Systems Don't
Districts like Philadelphia aren't waiting for the federal government to make their student information systems more inclusive.
Benjamin Herold, January 4, 2022
9 min read