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Superintendent Steve Bradshaw started sleeping with a shotgun following a disturbing hacking incident involving his district in Columbia Falls, Mont.
—Lauren Grabelle for Education Week

Schools Struggle to Keep Pace With Hackings, Other Cyber Threats

New survey data show K-12 technology leaders have been slow to identify and respond to cybersecurity challenges, resulting in problems nationwide. (November 28, 2017)

Spotlight on Personalized Learning

In this Spotlight, discover how schools are using technology to customize student learning, how educators are personalizing literacy instruction, and learn about the successes and challenges of personalized learning efforts to date.

Education Week Quiz

Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About 1-to-1 Technology Initiatives in Schools?
How much do you know about 1-to-1 technology initiatives in schools, how teachers are using technology in classroom instruction, and what the next frontier of the 1-to-1 model may look like?

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Rewarding Failure: An Education Week Investigation of the Cyber Charter Industry
With growing evidence that the nation's cyber charter schools are plagued by serious academic and management problems, Education Week conducted a months-long investigation into what is happening in this niche sector of K-12 schooling.

Digital Education Blog

09/19 09:00 am | 'Homework Gap' Hits Minority, Impoverished Students Hardest, Survey Finds | The lack of access to technology and internet connectivity at home is especially severe among poor, rural, and minority students, a new survey from ACT reveals.

EdTech Researcher Blog

09/12 02:41 pm | The Side Effects of Education: Research and Practice | If researchers hope to identify programs that will prepare students for the future, then they cannot continue to measure innovation based on the ideas from the past.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

09/19 05:02 am | David Conley on Next Generation Assessment | In the latest episode of the podcast, Dr. David Conley, a professor in the college of education at the University of Oregon, discusses his new book and offers 10 principles ...

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Education Technology Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address the use of technology in the classroom, including 1-to-1 digital initiatives, blended learning, and more.

SPECIAL REPORT: Tech Counts 2017

Classroom Technology: Where Schools Stand
This report examines how schools are tackling tech training for teachers, "passive" vs. "active" use of digital tools, and online learning needs.

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Social media can be a tool for classroom collaboration and connection, but small mistakes can have devastating consequences. A former educator shares best practices for protecting students’ privacy online.
September 19, 2018 – Teacher
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
The shifting learning preference is driving curricula and technological changes in some school districts, but also raising concerns about the downsides of too much video use.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
Laptops give students the ability to get feedback and revise in real time, says this English teacher.
September 5, 2018 – Teacher
Beyond new apps and gadgets, worries around cybersecurity, media literacy, and school safety will drive the technology conversation this school year.
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
Seventy-six percent felt that ed-tech vendors were not qualified to conduct valid research about their own products, the analysis by ISTE and the Jefferson Education Exchange found.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
A new state supreme court ruling will allow the Ohio state department of education to seek repayment of tens of millions of dollars from the beleaguered online charter school.
August 8, 2018 – Education Week
The popular video game holds promise, but that doesn’t mean adults should ignore what kids are doing online, write two researchers.
August 8, 2018 – Education Week
The state law passed after the Parkland massacre calls for a new “integrated data repository” that’s raising questions about privacy and civil liberties.
July 26, 2018 – Education Week
New smart speakers like Amazon's Alexa can help support classroom teachers, but they also spark "Big Brother"-style worries.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week

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