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Classroom Technology Opinion Outschool CEO on How to Engage Half a Million Virtual Learners
Amir Nathoo, CEO of Outschool, discusses how offering classes on topics like Minecraft and Harry Potter can engage students in learning.
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Privacy & Security Cybersecurity Training for Educators Lagging Behind Rising Risk of Cyberattacks
Almost 80 percent of K-12 and college-level educators report using some sort of online learning platform during the pandemic.
2 min read
Ed-Tech Policy FCC Takes One Step Closer to Offering E-Rate Funds for Remote Learning Technology
Advocates have urged the FCC to loosen its rules on E-Rate funds so schools can pay for technology that helps students learn remotely.
2 min read
Classroom Technology Popular Interactive Math Game Prodigy Is Target of Complaint to Federal Trade Commission
Prodigy is “aggressively” marketing to children, say 22 education and consumer protection organizations. The company disputes the claims.
3 min read
A multi-ethnic group of elementary age children are in the computer lab using laptops. A little boy is watching a video and is listening to music.
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Future of Work The Pandemic Is Shaking Up the World of Work: Schools Need to Help Students Prepare
When the global economy emerges from the pandemic, the workplace is going to be a very different place, a new McKinsey study concludes.
4 min read
Privacy & Security What Educators Should Know About Digital Self-Harm During Hybrid and Remote Learning
Some research suggests the phenomenon known as "digital self-harm" is on the rise and schools need to address it more directly.
6 min read
Conceptual image of cyberbullying.
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Classroom Technology Low-Income Children Less Likely to Experience 'Live' Contact With Teachers, Analysis Finds
Children from lower-income families are less likely to have internet access, limiting their interactions with educators.
2 min read
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EdWeek Market Brief

Purchasing Alert Calif. Purchasing Cooperative to Buy SEL Assessment System; Va. District Seeks Classroom Science Supplies
A Virginia district is looking to award a yearly contract for classroom science supplies, and a major purchasing cooperative in California is searching for a social-emotional learning assessment system.
2 min read
Marketplace K-12 K-12 Dealmaking: Renaissance Acquires Nearpod, in Major Pairing of Classroom-Focused School Companies
Renaissance has acquired Nearpod, in a merging of companies that bring a focus on classroom assessment and interactive features designed to boost student engagement.
5 min read
Market Trends Where Venture Capitalists Are Investing as Districts Shift to In-Person Education
Investors are putting a premium on companies that have the products and expertise to span distance learning and a return to in-person lessons.
11 min read
K-12 Insider Tackling Learning Loss: One California School District’s Approach
San Diego's school district has steered clear of diagnostic testing in favor of just-in-time learning focused on addressing student weaknesses, says Aly Martinez, a top math instructional coordinator.
Robin L. Flanigan
7 min read

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