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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

05/22 04:18 pm | Cyber Charters in at Least 5 States Face Closure. What's Going On? | Full-time online charter schools in Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Ohio are facing closure—a surprising trend in a sector where there has historically been ...

EdTech Researcher Blog

05/03 01:36 pm | Playing Games in Teacher Education: How Do Preservice Teachers Respond to Game-Based Learning. | Undergraduates at West Virginia University take on the role of school designers to better understand fundamental ideas in education and school design.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

05/23 08:00 am | New NWEA Chief Chris Minnich on the Future of Assessment | Chris Minnich sees assessment literacy as key to successful assessment, and NWEA has focused on providing extensive professional learning opportunities for teachers to help ...

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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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Facing an increasing array of daily security threats, schools are teaching what is being dubbed "cyber hygiene," basic cybersecurity habits for use in school and at home.
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
Teenagers turned to Twitter, Snapchat, and other online tools to document the horror of a school shooting and advocate for change, but then faced a disinformation campaign.
February 28, 2018 – Education Week
Citing a shortage of tech-savvy workers, lawmakers and business leaders have successfully pushed schools to offer more computer science. Now comes the hard part.
February 28, 2018 – Education Week
Eighth grader Ian Michael Brock wants to make sure the next billion-dollar tech company is launched by a young person like him. He’s taken matters into his own hands.
February 20, 2018 – Education Week
Technology companies are making a push to integrate virtual reality into K-12, but experts are raising concerns about how it might affect children.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
Tech-company-funded research hides the dangers of too much screentime in schools, warns high school teacher Matt Miles.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
Future generations deserve equal access to internet platforms that amplify all voices, not just those who can afford to pay the most, writes Gina Caneva.
February 7, 2018 – Teacher
Media overconsumption interferes with the brain chemistry of teens and their ability to learn, writes a high school English teacher.
February 1, 2018 – Education Week
The Guilford County, N.C., district is one of a handful of districts nationwide that recruit, train, and license teachers for STEM classes.
January 24, 2018 – Education Week
After building a huge K-12 footprint with free solutions to address challenges, the company will charge schools to tackle of one of ed tech’s most glaring problems.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week

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