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Student Well-Being Where Are They? Students Go Missing in Shift to Remote Classes
As school shutdowns extend nationwide, educators are finding that efforts to reach their families are coming up short.
Curriculum An Unexpected Tool for Remote-Learning During Coronavirus: Public TV Stations
The effort amounts to a low-cost alternative and readily accessible solution for schools that have been forced to develop and implement long-term online lesson plans on the fly.
Privacy & Security Zoom Use Skyrockets During Coronavirus Pandemic, Prompting Wave of Problems for Schools
Schools across the country are evaluating their use of the videoconferencing tool, some banning it and others trying to use it safely.
School Climate & Safety Opinion COVID-19 Is Exposing the Gaps in Our Education System. Let's Start Fixing Them
The coronavirus crisis is a powerful opportunity to reassess public education, write John Bridgeland and Robert Balfanz.
IT Infrastructure & Management Tide of Comments to FCC Favored Net Neutrality, Analysis Finds
A report by a Stanford researcher concludes that the overwhelming majority of public comments submitted to the FCC last year opposed a policy to dismantle Obama-era protections on "net neutrality." The report focused on comments that were not automatically generated "bots."
School Climate & Safety More Schools Are Using Anonymous Tip Lines to Thwart Violence. Do They Work?
There’s been a surge of interest in anonymous school violence reporting systems since the mass shooting in Parkland, Fla. Students, often the best source of information about threats, can be reluctant to report what they know.
IT Infrastructure & Management Districts Counseled on Protecting Web Access After Loss of Net Neutrality
K-12 leaders are trying to prepare for a post-"net neutrality" world by reviewing their contracts with internet service providers to protect the flow of internet content.
IT Infrastructure & Management Schools Making 'Extraordinary Progress' With High-Speed Internet Access, Analysis Finds
Ninety-four percent of school districts in the nation are meeting targets for web connectivity, three years after federal officials overhauled the E-Rate program.
IT Infrastructure & Management Hurricane-Ravaged Schools Turn to Tech to Keep Students on Track
School leaders and teachers in districts upended by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have relied on Twitter, Facebook, and learning platforms to get messages and academic lessons to families and students.
IT Infrastructure & Management Questions Over New Construction Projects Raise More Worries About E-Rate's Future
More than 100 school districts have received letters questioning their plans to use federal E-rate funds to support construction of fiber-optic networks.
IT Infrastructure & Management FCC Alters 'Lifeline' Program for Subsidized Broadband
Following a policy reversal by the FCC, nine companies will no longer be able to participate in a federal program that offers subsidized internet access to low-income Americans.