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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.
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Classroom Technology Opinion How Schools Can Stem the Toxic Tide of Technology
Students' relationships, motivation, mood, sleep, and safety—all are at risk, writes researcher Andy Hargreaves.
Andy Hargreaves
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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.
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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.
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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.
Mackey Pendergrast & Erica Hartman
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Privacy & Security Ed Tech Usage is Up. So Are Parent Privacy Concerns
Both parents and students want more say in how their personal information is used, according to a recent report.
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EdWeek Market Brief

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.
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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.
Emma Kate Fittes
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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.
Emma Kate Fittes
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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…
Emma Kate Fittes
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