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- Classroom Technology Popular Interactive Math Game Prodigy Is Target of Complaint to Federal Trade CommissionProdigy is “aggressively” marketing to children, say 22 education and consumer protection organizations. The company disputes the claims.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.As administrators plan for 2021, it is critical to build a long-term technology solution through high-performance devices and digital tools.Classroom Technology Low-Income Children Less Likely to Experience 'Live' Contact With Teachers, Analysis FindsChildren from lower-income families are less likely to have internet access, limiting their interactions with educators.Classroom Technology Opinion Outschool CEO on How to Engage Half a Million Virtual LearnersAmir Nathoo, CEO of Outschool, discusses how offering classes on topics like Minecraft and Harry Potter can engage students in learning.Classroom Technology See the Cities Best (and Worst) Positioned for Virtual LearningSeattle leads a list of cities best prepared to tackle virtual learning, according to a recent analysis.Classroom Technology Here's What Educators Should Expect From the Biden Administration on Education TechnologyExpectations are that Biden will start by working to expand broadband access for students and teachers, a crucial need during COVID-19.Classroom Technology Why Middle Schoolers Dread (or Enjoy) Remote Learning: 'I Get Headaches All the Time'Students sound off in response to an Education Week writer's belief that she would have loved remote learning.Classroom Technology Zoom and Google Outages: How Schools Should Prepare for Tech ProblemsTechnology breakdowns are inevitable. Here's what schools should do to prepare to keep instruction going when tech is not cooperating.Classroom Technology How Online Teaching Needs to Improve—Even After the PandemicThe vast majority of teachers say they’ve gained skills in the last year that they’ll continue to use after the pandemic ends.Classroom Technology 'No Going Back' From Remote and Hybrid Learning, Districts SayThe slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, a staffing crunch, and demand from some parents mean remote live-streamed instruction is here to stay.Classroom Technology Why Remote Learning Would Have Been Perfect for MeVirtual education would have spared her the pain of trying to fit in during some difficult middle school years, writes Alyson Klein.Classroom Technology Digital Games: Powerful Motivation Tool or Not So Much?Students are far less likely than teachers to say digital games make learning more interesting.Classroom Technology We Love Virtual Learning: Students, Parents Explain WhyFor a small number of students, the COVID-19 cloud has a thick silver lining.