Education news, analysis, and opinion about technology policies at the school, district, state and federal levels.
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- 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.Ed-Tech Policy What Educators Should Know About Biden's 'AI Bill of Rights'The White House outlined some core principles that address the pitfalls of artificial intelligence.Ed-Tech Policy Home Internet for Students or District Cybersecurity: Where Should the Money Go?The homework gap persists at the same time that cyberattacks against schools are on the rise.Ed-Tech Policy Low-Income Families Can Qualify for Free Internet, But Schools Should Explain HowThere has been a steep drop in the number of school districts paying for low-income families' internet access.Ed-Tech Policy Fewer Districts Are Providing Home Internet Access, But Students Still Need ItThe pandemic has led to a boom in technology adoption among teachers and schools that requires high-speed broadband access at home.Ed-Tech Policy Adopting New Classroom Technologies Is Hard. A New Federal Guide Aims to HelpWhile tech availability and affordability are often high equity priorities, how schools put digital tools to work is a big challenge.Ed-Tech Policy Wi-Fi on School Buses: Smart Move or Stupidest Idea Ever?An FCC proposal to use E-Rate funding to put Wi-Fi on school buses prompted strong reactions on social media.Special Report Laptops & Learning: How Technology Is Giving K-12 Education a New LookEducation Week examines the massive expansion in the use of laptops and digital curricula in K-12 and what it means for student learning.Ed-Tech Policy Homework Gap Could Be Back in Full Force If Lawmakers Don't Act, Education Groups SayCOVID relief funds helped give millions of students internet access during the pandemic, but the money could run out, advocates say.