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Education news, analysis, and opinion about the policies around and use of educational technology
IT Infrastructure The Infrastructure Bill Includes Billions for Broadband. What It Would Mean for Students
Students who struggle to access the internet at home may get some relief through $65 billion in funding for broadband, approved by Congress in the new infrastructure bill.
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Classroom Technology Opinion How Schools Can Stem the Toxic Tide of Technology
Students' relationships, motivation, mood, sleep, and safety—all are at risk, writes researcher Andy Hargreaves.
Andy Hargreaves
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Classroom Technology Schools Are Battling Tech Fatigue. How Are They Responding?
Blended learning—a mix of face-to-face and online instruction—is declining in popularity, a Christensen Institute survey shows.
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Privacy & Security Cyberattacks Are Up. The Feds Must Help Schools Cope, Watchdog Agency Says
The U.S. Department of Education’s years-old plan to help protect schools from digital threats needs a rethink, according to the GAO.
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Data Opinion How to Start Using Data to Achieve Equity for Students
Schools are awash with data but rarely do anything with it. One district started out by limiting the tools it uses.
Mackey Pendergrast & Erica Hartman
5 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.
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Special Report Special Report: What K-12 Officials Expect From Education Companies on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
A new EdWeek Market Brief special report looks at the role that companies -- in areas like curriculum, assessment, and professional development -- can play in supporting DEI through their products and practices.
3 min read
Marketplace K-12 Emergency Federal Funding Jolted State Spending on K-12 During Fiscal 2021
Backed with unprecedented federal funding to weather the pandemic, states collectively spent an estimated $483 billion on K-12 during fiscal 2021, a year-over-year increase of 12.3 percent, according to a new analysis.
David Saleh Rauf
4 min read
Purchasing Alert California District Seeks Professional Development; Virginia System Wants Social-Emotional Instructional Supports
A district in California has issued an RFP for professional development training, while a system in Virginia looks to adopt social-emotional instructional support.
Emma Kate Fittes & Jolie Radunich
2 min read
Market Trends Tutoring, Expanded Summer School, and SEL: An Inside Look at Districts’ Stimulus Priorities
Across the country, school districts are plowing their share of federal stimulus aid into ambitious projects meant to counter problems brought on by the pandemic.
Sean Cavanagh & David Saleh Rauf
10 min read

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