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The Digital Education blog covered personalized learning, artificial intelligence, adaptive testing, digital curricula, data privacy, future of work, and all things technology. This blog is no longer being updated, but you can continue to explore these issues on by visiting our related topic pages: classroom technology, personalized learning, future of work, and digital learning.

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Privacy & Security Schools Aren't Doing Enough to Protect Their Networks, Top Cybersecurity Official Warns
The nation's top cybersecurity official urged schools to take advantage of free federal resources for safeguarding their networks.
Mark Lieberman, December 3, 2020
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Privacy & Security COVID-19 and Cybersecurity: 'Catastrophic Attack on Our Technology Systems'
Two large school districts have been rattled in the last week by incidents related to internet security and privacy.
Mark Lieberman, December 1, 2020
7 min read
IT Infrastructure & Management Half of Districts Lack Connectivity Needed for Widespread Videoconferencing, Device Usage
Two-thirds of America's public school students attend schools that may not provide enough bandwidth for life after COVID-19.
Benjamin Herold, November 30, 2020
3 min read
Federal Communications Chairman Ajit Pai arrives for an FCC meeting to vote on net neutrality.
Federal Communications Chairman Ajit Pai arrives for an FCC meeting to vote on net neutrality. 
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Ed-Tech Policy Dawn of an Education-Friendly FCC? Chairman Ajit Pai Moving On
The FCC chairman plans to step down from his role at the end of President Donald Trump's term on Jan. 20.
Alyson Klein, November 30, 2020
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Classroom Technology Country's Largest Ed-Tech Conference Is a Virtual Experience During COVID-19
The conference "should feel very relevant for people teaching in online and hybrid [environments]," said ISTE CEO Richard Culatta.
Alyson Klein, November 29, 2020
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Professional Development Q&A How to Bring 'Surprise and Delight' to Virtual Teacher Training During COVID-19
Dyane Smokorowski wants people who run PD sessions to make them so engaging that educators get FOMO if they don't sign up.
Alyson Klein, November 18, 2020
8 min read
Classroom Technology How Massive K-12 Bond Issues During COVID-19 Are Shaping School Technology Plans
Interest rates are low and remote and hybrid learning continues, but some experts question using bonds to pay for devices and connectivity.
Benjamin Herold, November 17, 2020
5 min read
Education Here's How Districts Should Handle Privacy Considerations in the COVID Era
Given how much information is now being collected about student health, there's a real need to consider privacy, a coalition of about two dozen education, disability rights, civil rights, and privacy advocacy groups say.
Alyson Klein, October 27, 2020
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Education Teachers Need Help With Protecting Student Privacy Amid Explosion of Tech Use
Education technology usage has exploded during the pandemic. Parents, teachers, and students need more support in dealing with the potential privacy issues.
Alyson Klein, October 22, 2020
2 min read
Classroom Technology Which States Have the Biggest Home Internet Access Gaps for Students?
Mississippi, Arkansas, and New Mexico have the highest percentages of students who lack adequate home technology for remote learning.
Mark Lieberman, October 20, 2020
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Privacy & Security Large, Well-Off Suburban Districts Most Likely to Get Hacked
Bigger, wealthier districts make easier targets for hackers, a GAO analysis found.
Alyson Klein, October 15, 2020
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Ed-Tech Policy From Our Research Center Many Students Still Lack Home Internet. Here's How Big the Problem Is.
Only 11 percent of school district leaders and principals said all their students have the home internet access they need to fully participate in virtual instruction.
Mark Lieberman, October 14, 2020
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Education Parents Worry About Learning Loss in Remote Education Environments
More than 3 of every 4 parents report that their children are attending school remotely either full time or part time, new survey finds.
Alyson Klein, October 12, 2020
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Ed-Tech Policy Districts: Here's How to Get Some Help With the E-Rate
Ed tech officials: Confused about the E-Rate? The State Educational Technology Directors Association is on the case.
Alyson Klein, October 6, 2020
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