Special Report

Making Technology Work Better in Schools

Technology Counts 2022
April 13, 2022
Arial illustration of a diverse group of kids sitting in a circle with their teacher and surrounded by laptops and zoom windows all around them.
Daniel Hertzberg for Education Week
The use of technology in K-12 education is now more widespread than it ever was before the pandemic, and that is the case even though nearly all schools across the country have transitioned back to in-person learning. Record numbers of students now have their own school-issued digital devices, educators have become more critical evaluators of technology tools, and a hard push is underway at the federal, state, and local levels to get all homes connected to high-speed internet.

But big problems and challenges remain. 

Using in-depth reporting combined with exclusive EdWeek Research Center survey data from teachers, principals, and district leaders, Education Week's annual Technology Counts report examines these challenges as well as the strategies and tactics schools are employing to address them.