Education news, analysis, and opinion about the policies around and use of educational technology
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.
Personalized Learning Opinion To Combat Learning Loss, Schools Need to Overhaul the Industrial-Age Paradigm
One educator-turned-entrepreneur argues that innovative content providers can—and should—do more to sustain learning for students and teachers.
Classroom Technology Remote Learning Linked to Declines in Achievement, Enrollment
Districts that stuck longer to fully remote learning have seen larger enrollment and learning losses, a study finds.
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.
Data What Superintendents Say They Need More of to Help Them Manage Districts
98% of those surveyed said better data would make them more comfortable making decisions.
Marketplace K-12 Amazon to Shut Down Online Course and Test-Prep Offering in India
The online retailer is phasing out Amazon Academy, a program designed to prep students for an engineering exam in India.
Marketplace K-12 School Groups Raise Concerns About Prospect of Big Changes to E-Rate Bidding Process
The U.S. Department of Justice has come out in support of the FCC creating a centralized document repository for E-rate procurements, a step the the law enforcement agency says could help root out fraud.
Purchasing Alert Calif. District Seeks Enrollment Forecasting; Texas School Shops for iPads
A district in California is looking for student enrollment forecasting, while an Oklahoma school system seeks a talent recruitment strategy.
Purchasing Alert Illinois District Buying Language Consulting; N.Y. System Purchasing Math Textbooks
A district in Illinois is looking for dual language consulting services, while a New York school system seeks high school math textbooks.
- Classroom Technology Students Are Turning to TikTok for Homework Help. Is That a Bad Thing?A survey found that 1 in 4 TikTok users in the United States use the platform for educational purposes.Classroom Technology Stay or Go? Educators Weigh Their Future on TwitterNow that Elon Musk owns the platform, educators are deciding whether they will stick around.Classroom Technology Video Games Could Actually Be Good for Kids’ Brains, Study FindsThe researchers found that the gamers did better than non-gamers in tests of their impulse control and memorization skills.Classroom Technology Will Elon Musk's Takeover of Twitter Start an Educator Exodus?Educators are weighing whether to leave the platform, which many worry may become a cesspool of hate speech and misinformation.IT Management How Districts Can Stay Ahead of Their Aging Ed-Tech: 3 Expert TipsNow is the time to put in place plans to sustain the expanded use of technology, experts say.
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Take our quiz to test your knowledge of climate change (and see how you stack up against today’s high school students).
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- Privacy & Security School Facebook Pages and Privacy Concerns: What Educators Need to KnowFacebook pages can build an online school community and boost school spirit. But they can pose serious problems for student privacy.Ed-Tech Policy Schools Need More Money for Students' Home Internet, Education Groups Tell CongressMost K-12 students are back to learning in-person, but the homework gap persists and millions of students could lose their home internet.Privacy & Security Education Dept. Slow to Recognize Seriousness of Cyberattacks, GAO Watchdog Report FindsThe federal government has largely dropped the ball on some key steps to help schools prevent and deal with cyberattacks.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.Ed-Tech Policy Home Internet for Students or District Cybersecurity: Where Should the Money Go?The homework gap persists at the same time that cyberattacks against schools are on the rise.Classroom Technology Stop Throwing Tech Into Classrooms Without a Purpose (and Other Expert Advice to Schools)Experts weigh in on how educators can more effectively use technology in the classroom.