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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.

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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

01/17 05:10 pm | Can Text Messages Home Help Build Vocabulary? Q&A With Temple University Researchers | A new effort shows promising signs that carefully crafted text messages to family members can help young children learn new vocabulary words they are seeing in the classroom.

EdTech Researcher Blog

10/31 02:20 pm | Farewell and Thank You to EdTech Researcher | A final farewell and thank you to three years of writing on EdTech Researcher.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

12/13 08:45 am | What Game Are You Playing: Improvement or Innovation? | Improvement and innovation have different rules, expectations, and risks. The key is knowing which game you're playing, but getting the balance right between fostering ...

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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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Peek inside your average classroom these days, and you're likely to see teachers using apps, websites and software that borrow elements from video games to connect with students living technology-infused lives.
January 15, 2019 – AP
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
Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to tech-age angst also be used to detect it?
January 3, 2019 – AP
The personal information of San Diego Unified students, former students, and employees may have been compromised in a data breach that officials believe happened in January, the school district announced Friday.
December 26, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
In interviews with Education Week, some teachers said they’ve seen lesson plans they created being sold by other people on Teachers Pay Teachers, and that the company isn’t going far enough to stop copyright infringement.
January 15, 2019 – Education Week
Keeping five classes of 30 students engaged each day isn’t an easy task. Nina Parrish shares five steps to help.
December 12, 2018 – Education Week
The backlog of student-privacy complaints from parents goes back years, an audit found, and the department lacks basic controls and procedures.
December 12, 2018 – Education Week
Fueled by technological advances, policy changes, and pressure from advocates, companies and researchers craft new tools and strategies to serve students with disabilities.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
When schools use digital, pre-packaged lessons, they discourage meaningful learning and rob teachers of their professional agency, writes Cynthia Roy.
November 30, 2018 – Teacher
Writing, reading, focusing, and remembering have all been transformed in ways we don't yet fully understand, writes psychologist Elias Aboujaoude.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week

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