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Third grader Steven Pena, 8, does his schoolwork alongside classmates at Chicago International Charter School West Belden. The school has a 1-to-1 computing program, but is trying to create a better balance between the use of technology and the development of interpersonal skills.
—Laura McDermott for Education Week

Case Study: When Personalized Learning Requires a More Human Touch

A Chicago charter school that emphasizes personalized learning has delayed introducing new technologies for the past two years and emphasized social skills. (November 6, 2018)

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Spotlight on Technology in the Classroom

The influx of digital tools in the classroom has educators finding new ways to use technology to support instruction. In this Spotlight, explore how ed-tech can encourage social-emotional learning, how schools are tackling their purchasing and adoption decisions, and how technology is changing the teaching profession.

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09/19 12:35 am | The Workforce Is Changing. Are K-12 Schools Keeping Up? | Employers and career-training institutions need to do a better job sharing information with schools that will help prepare students for the professions of the future.

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Joseph Williams: Recognized for Leadership in Educational Technology
Joseph Williams, the technology director in California’s Perris Union High School District, demands fast responses to IT problems and insists on keeping close connections to teaching and learning by sitting in on lessons and coaching his colleagues. He is recognized as a 2017 Leader To Learn From.

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Educators are using digital tools to boost student learning more than ever. But few believe there's good information available about which resources work best.
September 18, 2019 – Education Week
Google's video site YouTube has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children's personal data without their parents' consent.
September 4, 2019 – AP
Before district administrators deploy new technologies that vacuum up digital data in an effort to keep schools and students safe, they need to question the potential impacts on privacy and civil liberties, and whether the technologies are effective.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Rob Dickson, the executive director of information management services for the Omaha Public Schools, outlines his biggest challenges and lessons learned from this school year.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Whether it involves enlisting students to collect bugs in Michigan or star-gaze in Massachusetts, citizen science projects could be the next big thing for hands-on science education.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Florida’s efforts to expand digital surveillance of students in the name of school safety have been delayed amid privacy concerns, legal questions, and bureaucratic snafus, an Education Week investigation found.
May 30, 2019 – Education Week
To prevent shootings and suicides, K-12 schools are monitoring breathtaking amounts of digital information, often with little regard for civil liberties. Internal district records highlight the messy situations that arise.
May 30, 2019 – Education Week
Rural communities with low internet connection could soon see upgrades thanks to a new Department of Agriculture grant program.
May 1, 2019 – Education Week
Fewer than one-third of America's teachers say ed-tech innovations have changed their beliefs about what school should look like, according to a new Education Week survey.
April 24, 2019 – Education Week
Effective management approaches are not skills principals typically learn through the traditional pathways of education. To fill the gap, they are turning to business programs and publications.
April 24, 2019 – Education Week

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