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Education news, analysis, and opinion about the policies around and use of educational technology
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
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Classroom Technology A Digital Divide Haunts Schools Adapting to Virus Hurdles
As more families pivot back to remote learning, reliable, consistent access to devices and home internet remains elusive for many students.
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Isaiah Schneider, 9, left, and his brother Adam, 7, complete a level on their learning game played on a tablet computer, in their bedroom, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Their mother April Schneider says she is lucky her two oldest children attend the same school and can share technology. "When one computer is down, we can us the other," said Schneider. "There needs to be more computers. More staff. More outreach."
Isaiah Schneider, 9, left, and his brother Adam, 7, complete a level on their learning game played on a tablet computer, in their bedroom in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Their mother April Schneider says she is lucky her two oldest children attend the same school and can share technology. "When one computer is down, we can us the other," said Schneider. "There needs to be more computers. More staff. More outreach."
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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.
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Personalized Learning Personalized Learning Debates Put Too Much Emphasis on Technology, School Leaders Say
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a big boost for personalized learning, most educators say. But it can't be all about tech, they add.
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A student writing in a notebook and working on a laptop
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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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Conceptual image of an in-person classroom in front of a virtual class
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EdWeek Market Brief

Market Trends Demand for School Tutoring Is “Through the Roof.” And Companies Are Primed for Growth
School districts are moving quickly to hire tutoring companies -- in some cases, several of them -- to shore up student academic challenges exacerbated by the pandemic.
David Saleh Rauf
13 min read
Purchasing Alert Texas District Wants Early Learning Services; New Jersey System Seeking World Language Course Materials
A district in Texas is looking for early learning pre-K services, while a system in New Jersey seeks K-12 world languages instructional materials.
Jolie Radunich
2 min read
Analyst's View Schools Have Returned to In-Person Learning. What Does That Mean for Online Lessons?
School districts looking to engage students will continue to need a robust virtual experience, even with the widespread return to in-person learning, says Kiddom Chief Academic Officer Abbas Manjee.
Robin L. Flanigan
7 min read
Marketplace K-12 Best Places to Work? MathWorks, Curriculum Associates, Grammarly Among Those That Made the List
Three education companies received a Glassdoor Employees' Choice award for rating among the site's Best Places to Work for 2022.
Emma Kate Fittes
2 min read

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