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- 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.There is a new paradigm shift in K-12 education. Technology and data have leapt forward, advancing in ways that allow educators to better support students while also maximizing their most precious resource – time. TheData Opinion How to Start Using Data to Achieve Equity for StudentsSchools are awash with data but rarely do anything with it. One district started out by limiting the tools it uses.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.By now, you’ve started the new school year and begun gathering new academic data on your learners from interim, summative, and perhaps even social and emotional learning (SEL) assessment sources. These data points help youSponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Overwhelmed by data? Learn how an integrated approach to data analytics can help.The world has changed during this time of pandemic learning, and there is a new challenge faced in education regarding how we effectively utilize the data now available to educators and leaders. In this sessionJoin us for this dynamic webinar as best-selling authors, Shane Safir and Jamila Dugan, lay out their transformational model—which will help you shift your focus from satellite-level data (like test scores and other metrics) toData Education Department to Expand Data Collection on COVID and SchoolsThe Education Department will expand the limited survey started last year to query about issues like learning loss and health precautions.Data 'Extreme' Chronic Absenteeism? Pandemic School Attendance Data Is Bleak, But IncompleteOnly a handful of states have reported information on chronic absenteeism, right as advocates warn that addressing it will be a top priority this fall.Data Knowing What Schools Did in the Pandemic is Crucial. So Is Preserving That DataA prominent researcher is working to collect information on schools and COVID-19 to inform future study on the pandemic's effects.Data Will Coronavirus Hobble Yet Another National Education Survey?Amid all the schooling disruptions, federal researchers are scrambling to connect with teachers and principals for a key national survey.Data Using Student Data to Identify Future Criminals: A Privacy DebacleA police department uses sensitive school data to keep a secret list of students it deems as at risk of engaging in criminal behavior.Data Knowing How Students and Teachers Use Tech Is VitalData on the usage of educational technology tools can provide districts with a helpful road map for improving student engagement under remote, in-person, or hybrid learning conditions. See how school districts are using such data to make smart, strategic decisions.Data Thousands of Schools Are Falling Short on Students' Data Privacy Rights, Report SaysParents and students can opt out from schools disclosing personal information, but many schools don't make that option clear to families.Data Coronavirus and School Research: A Major Disruption and Potential OpportunityThe pandemic is putting the kibosh on education research around the world, but it's also opening up opportunities to study new ways of learning in new environments.