Education news, analysis, and opinion about technology policies at the school, district, state and federal levels.
See also: E-Rate
- Ed-Tech Policy Should More Schools Ban Cellphones? It's a Question U.S. Lawmakers Want AnsweredA bipartisan push to study the impacts on student mental health and academics comes as more schools restrict their use.Ed-Tech Policy FCC: Schools Can Use E-Rate Funds to Cover WiFi on BusesThe change will help students with long commutes to and from school study and complete homework, supporters say.Ed-Tech Policy Opinion Stop Blaming Ed Tech for Our Current Education InequalityTechnology didn't create student disengagement nor is it responsible for lengthy school closures, writes an industry leader.Ed-Tech Policy Proposal to Use E-Rate for Wi-Fi on School Buses and Hotspots Runs Into GOP OppositionSen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers asked the FCC to “rescind this unlawful plan to vastly expand the E-Rate program.”Ed-Tech Policy What the Head of ChatGPT Told Congress About AI's PotentialSam Altman, the CEO of the company that created ChatGPT, thinks that AI-generated content needs to be labeled as such.Ed-Tech Policy Schools Are Major Targets of Cyberattacks. A Bipartisan Effort in Congress Aims to HelpThere have been 1,619 publicly disclosed K-12 cyberattacks between 2016 and 2022.Ed-Tech Policy Congress Tells TikTok CEO: The App Is Bad for Students and PrivacyTikTok spreads misinformation, endangers children’s mental health, and jeopardizes their privacy, lawmakers said.Ed-Tech Policy TikTok Is Raising National Security, Privacy Concerns. Should Educators Steer Clear?The social media video app is raising national security concerns that could ultimately get the platform banned in the U.S.Ed-Tech Policy Opinion Should Teachers Be Allowed to Use Online Tools to Monitor Student Screens?For some teachers, that's a no-no. Others see the merit in watching their students work in real time.Ed-Tech Policy 'Cybersecurity Is Huge.' Educators Make the Case for More Federal FundingMajor education organizations have told the FCC that they want to use E-rate dollars for advanced internet security firewalls.Ed-Tech Policy There Are Hundreds of New Bills Targeting Cyberattacks in Schools. Will They Work?The cybersecurity laws enacted in 2022 include mandatory incident reporting, contingency planning requirements, and workforce expansion.Ed-Tech Policy E-Rate Money for Cybersecurity? The FCC Is About to Get an Earful From SchoolsThere are some strong, opposing opinions about whether the federal program should pay for cybersecurity.Ed-Tech Policy All That Ed Tech Schools Bought During the Pandemic Won’t Improve Equity. Here's WhyProduct design, limited organizational capacity, and the dangers of digital surveillance are all barriers, four experts told Education Week.Ed-Tech Policy Schools Need More Money for Students' Home Internet, Education Groups Tell CongressMost K-12 students are back to learning in-person, but the homework gap persists and millions of students could lose their home internet.