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Education news, analysis, and opinion about the policies around and use of educational technology
Classroom Technology Q&A How Much Screen Time Is Too Much? The Answer Is 'It Depends'
Educators need to consider the context, the content, and the individual child when deciding how much screen time kids should have.
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IT Infrastructure Privacy Group Cautions Schools on Technology That Flags Children at Risk of Self-Harm
Software that scans students’ online activity and flags children believed to be at risk of self-harm comes with significant risks, a new report warns.
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center The Decline of Hybrid Learning for This School Year, in 4 Charts
Less than one-fourth of districts started the year with a mix of remote and in-person learning, a new EdWeek Research Center survey shows.
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Classroom Technology Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok Make Teachers' Jobs More Difficult and Dangerous, Union Says
Social media spreads misinformation and emboldens students to damage school property, the National Education Association says.
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IT Management Tech Purchasing Decisions Are Super Hard. New Initiative Aims to Help
ISTE and other education technology organizations are creating a hub to give district leaders in-depth information about tech products.
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Ed-Tech Policy Homework Gap Could Be Back in Full Force If Lawmakers Don't Act, Education Groups Say
COVID relief funds helped give millions of students internet access during the pandemic, but the money could run out, advocates say.
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Classroom Technology Combating the Problems With Facebook and Instagram: 8 Tips for Teachers
Facebook did extensive research on its negative impact on children’s mental health, but didn't act on those findings, a whistleblower says.
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EdWeek Market Brief

Marketplace K-12 Broaden the E-Rate Program to Help Students Connect at Home, Says Advocacy Group
The Aurora Institute identified several initiatives that national policymakers can take to close the homework gap as remote learning continues to be prominent in the K-12 space.
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Market Trends 5 Core Pieces of SEL Research That Education Companies Can’t Overlook
Studies have shed light on connections between SEL and educational games, economic growth, and career preparation.
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Purchasing Alert New Mexico School District Wants Scheduling Software; Florida System Seeks Supplemental Science Curriculum
A school system in New Mexico has issued an RFP for a scheduling software and support system, while a district in Florida is looking for a supplemental science curriculum.
Jolie Radunich
2 min read
Analyst's View As Africa Wrestles With COVID, Education Companies Try to Break Through
The director of an ed-tech accelerator program that supports companies across the continent talks about how the market is evolving, and the kinds of companies that will break through.
Jayden Khatib
9 min read

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