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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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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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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
Are education leaders spending too much time chasing the latest tech trends rather than trying to maintain what they have? Benjamin Herold explores the innovation trap.
January 9, 2019 – Education Week
In a Q-an-A with Education Week, San Francisco Unified School District’s Chief Technology Officer Melissa Dodd talks about the cultural and technical changes a district needs to consider in moving toward data interoperability.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
The Highline Public school system, outside Seattle, is at the forefront of an effort to integrate multiple K-12 data systems. But even in the forward-thinking Washington state district, big questions lie ahead.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
District tech leaders offer practical advice to their K-12 peers on how to implement interoperability—and how to bring tech staff, administrators, and teachers on board.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
Confusion about standards, budget constraints, and poor tagging of digital content scuttles K-12 efforts to move toward data interoperability, according to a survey of K-12 chief technology officers by the Consortium for School Networking, in partnership with the Education Week Research Center.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
Technologist and privacy advocate Bill Fitzgerald argues that school districts and education companies need to better understand the problems interoperability can solve and those that it can’t.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
Social media use among teenagers is skyrocketing, but educators should take a more nuanced view of the benefits and drawbacks, a survey and experts suggest.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week

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