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Classroom Technology Explainer A Clubhouse Explainer: What Educators Should Know About the New Audio Chat App
Educators are flocking to Clubhouse, an emerging invitation-only social app for iPhone users—even as social media experts warn of red flags.
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.
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.
Future of Work Q&A How to Get More Students of Color Into STEM: Tackle Bias, Expand Resources
Mathematician and former National Football League player John Urschel on what it will take to see more students of color in STEM careers.
Future of Work How Virtual Learning Is Falling Short on Preparing Students for Future Careers
The pandemic is helping some students gain virtual working skills, but many are being left behind.
Future of Work The COVID-19 Economy Is Putting Vulnerable Students' Career Prospects at High Risk
The EdWeek Research Center conducted a survey of educators to understand which students are now most at risk for job limitations.
Future of Work Top U.S. Companies: These Are the Skills Students Need in a Post-Pandemic World
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Delta, Apple, and others make the case for schools to help students develop resilience, adaptability, and empathy.
Market Trends How the Pandemic Is Challenging Companies’ Product Development
The pandemic has forced companies to change how they develop products and what they look for in incorporating feedback from educators and families.
Marketplace K-12 Report Offers Window Into International Schools’ Curricula
International private schools have boomed in recent years, and new research suggests they're reliant on courses of study like the Cambridge curriculum and other U.S.- and U.K.-based models.
Purchasing Alert Florida District Seeks Civic Curriculum; Texas School System Looks for Special Education Consulting
A mid-sized Florida district wants to buy civic literacy books, while a district in Texas is looking for special ed consulting services.
Analyst's View Inside New Guidelines for How Districts Will Judge Social-Emotional Learning Products
A framework released by the influential group CASEL places an emphasis on products supporting supporting equity and student decision-making in their well-being.
- Privacy & Security What Educators Should Know About Digital Self-Harm During Hybrid and Remote LearningSome research suggests the phenomenon known as "digital self-harm" is on the rise and schools need to address it more directly.Classroom Technology Low-Income Children Less Likely to Experience 'Live' Contact With Teachers, Analysis FindsChildren from lower-income families are less likely to have internet access, limiting their interactions with educators.Classroom Technology Opinion Outschool CEO on How to Engage Half a Million Virtual LearnersAmir Nathoo, CEO of Outschool, discusses how offering classes on topics like Minecraft and Harry Potter can engage students in learning.Privacy & Security Cybersecurity Training for Educators Lagging Behind Rising Risk of CyberattacksAlmost 80 percent of K-12 and college-level educators report using some sort of online learning platform during the pandemic.Ed-Tech Policy FCC Takes One Step Closer to Offering E-Rate Funds for Remote Learning TechnologyAdvocates have urged the FCC to loosen its rules on E-Rate funds so schools can pay for technology that helps students learn remotely.Classroom Technology See the Cities Best (and Worst) Positioned for Virtual LearningSeattle leads a list of cities best prepared to tackle virtual learning, according to a recent analysis.
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- Classroom Technology Here's What Educators Should Expect From the Biden Administration on Education TechnologyExpectations are that Biden will start by working to expand broadband access for students and teachers, a crucial need during COVID-19.Classroom Technology Why Middle Schoolers Dread (or Enjoy) Remote Learning: 'I Get Headaches All the Time'Students sound off in response to an Education Week writer's belief that she would have loved remote learning.Classroom Technology Zoom and Google Outages: How Schools Should Prepare for Tech ProblemsTechnology breakdowns are inevitable. Here's what schools should do to prepare to keep instruction going when tech is not cooperating.Classroom Technology How Online Teaching Needs to Improve—Even After the PandemicThe vast majority of teachers say they’ve gained skills in the last year that they’ll continue to use after the pandemic ends.Classroom Technology 'No Going Back' From Remote and Hybrid Learning, Districts SayThe slow rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, a staffing crunch, and demand from some parents mean remote live-streamed instruction is here to stay.Classroom Technology Why Remote Learning Would Have Been Perfect for MeVirtual education would have spared her the pain of trying to fit in during some difficult middle school years, writes Alyson Klein.