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IT Infrastructure The Infrastructure Bill Includes Billions for Broadband. What It Would Mean for Students
Students who struggle to access the internet at home may get some relief through $65 billion in funding for broadband, approved by Congress in the new infrastructure bill.
Classroom Technology Schools Are Battling Tech Fatigue. How Are They Responding?
Blended learning—a mix of face-to-face and online instruction—is declining in popularity, a Christensen Institute survey shows.
Privacy & Security Cyberattacks Are Up. The Feds Must Help Schools Cope, Watchdog Agency Says
The U.S. Department of Education’s years-old plan to help protect schools from digital threats needs a rethink, according to the GAO.
Data Opinion How to Start Using Data to Achieve Equity for Students
Schools are awash with data but rarely do anything with it. One district started out by limiting the tools it uses.
Analyst's View How Ed-Tech Developers Can Get It Right on Augmented and Virtual Reality Products
A researcher for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center breaks down the opportunities -- and risks -- for school districts in adopting immersive technologies.
Purchasing Alert Michigan District Looks For Flight Training Provider; Washington School System Seeks Tutoring Services for Unfinished Learning
A district in Michigan is seeking a flight training provider, while a school system in Washington looks to purchase tutoring services to address unfinished learning.
Marketplace K-12 When Curriculum Falls Short in Supporting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Here’s Where It Misses the Mark
A new EdWeek Market Brief special report finds that many educators feel curriculum materials are falling short when it comes to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Marketplace K-12 K-12 Dealmaking: Chegg Acquires Language Learning Platform; Startup MindX raises $3M
Textbook and tutoring company Chegg is acquiring a leading language learning platform to expand its offerings into different languages. The company announced it will acquire Busuu, a UK company, for approximately $436 million in an all-cash transaction. Founded in 2008, Busuu offers courses in a dozen languages and serves more than 500,000 paying subscribers, according to the…
- Classroom Technology The Number One Reason Students Still Lack Internet at Home: Parents Can't Afford ItMany families can't afford the cost of internet connectivity, even if they live in areas that are wired for broadband, a new report shows.Personalized Learning Why Personalized Learning Works in Some Schools, But Not in Others. What Test Scores SayEducators worry that changing up instruction to better fit students' interests could jeopardize their school's progress on state tests.Classroom Technology Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok Make Teachers' Jobs More Difficult and Dangerous, Union SaysSocial media spreads misinformation and emboldens students to damage school property, the National Education Association says.IT Management Tech Purchasing Decisions Are Super Hard. New Initiative Aims to HelpISTE and other education technology organizations are creating a hub to give district leaders in-depth information about tech products.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.Classroom Technology Combating the Problems With Facebook and Instagram: 8 Tips for TeachersFacebook did extensive research on its negative impact on children’s mental health, but didn't act on those findings, a whistleblower says.
Professional Development Quiz How Much Do You Know About Instructional Coaching?
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Student Well-Being Quiz How Much Do You Know About the Needs of the Whole Child?
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- Classroom Technology Q&A How Much Screen Time Is Too Much? The Answer Is 'It Depends'Educators need to consider the context, the content, and the individual child when deciding how much screen time kids should have.IT Infrastructure Privacy Group Cautions Schools on Technology That Flags Children at Risk of Self-HarmSoftware that scans students’ online activity and flags children believed to be at risk of self-harm comes with significant risks, a new report warns.Classroom Technology From Our Research Center The Decline of Hybrid Learning for This School Year, in 4 ChartsLess than one-fourth of districts started the year with a mix of remote and in-person learning, a new EdWeek Research Center survey shows.Classroom Technology Q&A Pandemic Fuels Tech Advances in Schools. Here's What That Looks LikeOne district chief technology officer calculates the pandemic has propelled his school system as many as five years into the future.Classroom Technology The Future of Blended Learning: What Educators Need to KnowMore than two-thirds of educators expect their use of blended learning to increase during the 2021-22 school year.