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Debunking the Myth That Rich Parents Don't Want Tech for Their Kids

The media loves stories about wealthy parents keeping their kids off screens. Experts, evidence, and educators from Beverly Hills to Greenwich, Conn. paint a different picture. (February 12, 2019)

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In this Spotlight, see how schools are exposing students to STEM in the early grades, providing skills for jobs in emerging fields, and using project-based learning to engage students in authentic real-world experiences.

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K-12 Cybersecurity: Big Threats and Best Practices
This Education Week examination of K-12 cybersecurity is the second of three special reports focused on the needs of K-12 district technology leaders, including chief technology officers.

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Some teachers struggle to keep up with changing technologies. Some schools are using students, who have grown up with the technology, to be a part of the upkeep and maintenance now.
May 10, 2019 – AP
Higher-achieving students are flocking to career-technical-education classes, a new study says, and their participation could help erase the stigma that has long dogged old-school “voc ed” classes.
May 1, 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
Melissa Tebbenkamp, the director of instructional technology for the Raytown Quality Schools near Kansas City, says her district's biggest cybersecurity risk is "ourselves." She outlines what it takes to teach educators how to help protect schools and districts against cyberattacks.
May 1, 2019 – Education Week
Scott County Public Schools officials on Wednesday announced that the district is the victim of a $3.7 million cyber scam that is under investigation by the FBI.
April 25, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
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
When it comes to school technology, Superintendent Doug Brubaker emphasizes robust infrastructure, regular refresh cycles, and training. Taxpayers and teachers are buying into the practical approach.
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
The only way an ed-tech company can have a meaningful impact in schools is by addressing a specific problem and offering a real solution.
April 24, 2019 – Education Week
Learn how four teachers used new ed-tech tools to improve student engagement, differentiate learning, deploy better assessments, and communicate more effectively with parents.
April 24, 2019 – Education Week

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