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Education news, analysis, and opinion about the policies around and use of educational technology
Classroom Technology Big Numbers of Teens Are on TikTok 'Almost Constantly.' What Should Teachers Do?
A Pew Research Center report confirms what most middle and high school teachers already know: Teens are spending way too much time online.
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Classroom Technology Software That Monitors Students May Hurt Some It's Meant to Help
Instead of referring kids to counseling services, the software is often used for discipline purposes, a tech policy group says.
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Future of Work The Key to Getting Girls Interested in STEM Could Be Their Teacher
A majority of women surveyed said that a teacher had the greatest influence in their decision to pursue a career in technology.
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Ninth graders Angela Alexy, Zoe Doyle, and Sarah Retallick use Instamorph to mold a custom phone cord holder at Pennsbury High School in Falls Township, Pa., on March 19, 2018. Bucks County schools are involving girls in STEM programs.
Ninth graders mold a custom phone cord holder in a STEM program at Pennsbury High School in Falls Township, Pa. Women’s interest in computer science mostly starts in high school, according to the Girls Who Code/Logitech report.
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Classroom Technology Letter to the Editor We Need More Research Before Investing In Homework Tech
If tech equity were suddenly a reality, we might simply be making it easier to do the wrong thing, says this letter to the editor.
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Illustration of an open laptop receiving an email.
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Classroom Technology Artificial Intelligence Is All Around Us. So This District Designed Its Own AI Curriculum
A new high school in Georgia will give students a critical window into how AI is reshaping nearly every corner of the economy.
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Classroom Technology Social Media Offers Parents More Controls. But Do They Help?
Social media platforms are bolting on new features they say will make their services safer and more age appropriate.
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Group of diverse 8-10-year-olds sitting in a window sill looking at their cellphones.
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Market Trends Profile of a Key K-12 Market: Pennsylvania
School district leaders in Pennsylvania warn that a newly approved increase in state funding will be offset by other challenges.
Emma Kate Fittes
13 min read
Purchasing Alert Texas District to Buy Student Information Software; Ohio System Seeks IT Consultant
A district in Texas is looking for student information system, while a Massachusetts school system seeks academic coaching.
Michelle Caffrey
2 min read
Analyst's View Breakthroughs in Education R&D: Making Product Development Inclusive
The chief of research and development for the Advanced Education Research and Development Fund envisions vetting ed-tech products so they better reflect the diversity of the school population.
Alexandria Ng
9 min read
Marketplace K-12 Discovery Education Buys U.K.-Based DoodleLearning; WeVideo Acquires PlayPosit
Discovery Education has acquired U.K.-based DoodleLearning, and WeVideo has scooped up a software company, PlayPosit.
Michelle Caffrey
2 min read

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