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Privacy & Security Download Cyberattacks Are on the Rise. Here's How Schools Should Respond (Downloadable Guide)
When hackers disrupt a district's network, consequences can be wide-ranging, from unexpected costs to communication challenges.
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IT Management Schools Are Flush With Stimulus Money. Will They Waste It on Unproven Technology?
Districts are throwing billions of dollars at ed tech that could be ineffective, underutilized, and come with hidden long-term costs.
8 min read
Classroom Technology From Our Research Center During COVID-19, Schools Have Made a Mad Dash to 1-to-1 Computing. What Happens Next?
Districts that purchased devices for hybrid and remote learning will have to determine how to use them for in-person instruction.
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Classroom Technology Opinion Getting Ed Tech Wrong Would Be a Bitter Pandemic Legacy
Bad ed-tech habits that formed during the shutdown risk compromising instruction and even slowing the return to school next fall.
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Infrastructure Remote and Hybrid Learning Are Declining. But the 'Homework Gap' Will Still Be a Problem
Schools are returning to in-person instruction, but students' connections to the internet at home remain spotty.
2 min read
Sam Urban Wittrock, left, an advance placement World History Teacher at W.W. Samuell High School, displays a wifi hot spot that are being handed out to students in Dallas on April 9, 2020. Dallas I.S.D. is handing out the devices along with wifi hotspots to students in need so that they can connect online for their continued education amid the COVID-19 health crisis.
Sam Urban Wittrock, left, an Advanced Placement World History Teacher at W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas, displays one of the Wi-Fi hotspots that were given to district students during the pandemic.
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Future of Work Aptitude Tests: Are They Effective in Opening Students' Minds to More Career Paths?
Aptitude tests—which seek to measure students’ potential in a particular field—may help students keep from pigeonholing themselves.
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Privacy & Security Hackers Post 26,000 Broward School Files Online After District Doesn't Pay Ransom
Hackers who demanded up to $40 million from the Broward School District have now published nearly 26,000 files stolen from district servers.
Scott Travis, South Florida Sun Sentinel
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EdWeek Market Brief

Exclusive Data When Buying Classroom and Formative Assessments, Districts Listen to These People First
An EdWeek Market Brief survey looks at which district and school leaders shape buying decisions on the critical instructional tools.
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Marketplace K-12 Parents’ Spending on Education Boomed During the Pandemic. Here’s Why
A new analysis found that parents in the U.S. pumped billions more dollars than usual into their children’s education during the pandemic.
efittes@educationweek.org & Emma Kate Fittes
4 min read
Analyst's View How Will COVID Testing Intersect With the World of Ed Tech?
The startup Trace Innovations offers a window into efforts to deliver contact tracing to schools—and potentially integrate those systems into other forms of ed tech.
11 min read
Purchasing Alert Maryland District Looking for Social Studies Textbooks; Missouri District Seeking Professional Development
A district in Maryland is looking for social studies textbooks, and a district near St. Louis is seeking professional development.
Jayden Khatib
2 min read

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