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Ed-Tech Usage Levels Are Low: What Should Schools Do?

Evaluating how much students and teachers are using ed-tech products and services is tricky, complicated, and oftentimes confusing. But it can be done. (October 1, 2019)

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K-12 Cybersecurity: Big Threats and Best Practices
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A survey by Education Week and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) shows big-city district leaders are more likely than their rural counterparts to say cybersecurity worries are on the rise.

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Special Report: Unchaining Digital Data: K-12 Interoperability
This Education Week examination of school districts’ pursuit of “interoperability” is the first of three special reports focused on the needs of K-12 district technology leaders, including chief technology officers.

Special Report: The 5 Biggest Challenges Facing K-12 Tech Leaders
This Education Week review of the top technology challenges facing K-12 schools is the third of three special reports focused on the needs of district technology leaders, including chief technology officers.

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The yearslong slide in reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress comes as students are spending more time in and out of class on digital devices.
November 13, 2019 – Education Week
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November 6, 2019 – Education Week
As the approach expands around the country, educators see a lot to be optimistic about, but remain skeptical of how it works, a national survey suggests.
November 6, 2019 – Education Week
School leaders tend to have a much more optimistic view of the promise of personalized learning than classroom educators, exclusive survey shows.
November 6, 2019 – Education Week
In this Q and A, Thomas Arnett, a senior research fellow for the Clayton Christensen Institute, talks about what K-12 schools get wrong most often.
November 6, 2019 – Education Week
Andreas Oranje, the general manager of research and development for ETS, talks about how the time is right to examine the role of AI in personalized learning strategies.
November 6, 2019 – Education Week
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A Better Use of Ed Tech
October 30, 2019 – Education Week
New research suggests that many young hackers tend to have the same qualities as other students who engage in more traditional troubled behavior.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
Evaluating how much students and teachers are using ed-tech products and services is tricky, complicated, and oftentimes confusing. But it can be done.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
The idea was to give educators and administrators a single place to look across multiple learning tools at two simple metrics: how much time did students spend using each program, and how much progress did they make?
October 2, 2019 – Education Week

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