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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

07/11 01:46 pm | Jim Shelton to Step Down as Head of Chan Zuckerberg's Education Initiative | Despite a surprising leadership change, CZI still plans to give hundreds of millions of dollars per year to support "whole-child personalized learning."

EdTech Researcher Blog

07/12 08:20 am | Design Thinking: From Process to Culture | If imagination is bound by culture, how might we reimagine a culture of school that deeply values the tenets of design thinking?

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

06/26 06:00 am | Talking Learner Experience at the Zoo | In this episode of the podcast, Tom Vander Ark talks learner experience with leaders from Washington state. He focuses on three small community connected, experiential schools ...

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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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Screen time concerns, social media behavior, personalized learning, and computer science trends are all now important elements of a principal’s job.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
Ninety-five percent of principals said students spend too much time on digital devices when they're not in school, according to an exclusive Education Week Research Center survey.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
School leaders are worried about technology. But they're also supporting its expanded use in schools, an exclusive Education Week survey finds.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
Most principals support the movement to personalize instruction, according to an Education Week Research Center survey. But they remain concerned about overuse of ed tech.
September 5, 2021 – Education Week
School leaders worry about students and social media. But most don’t feel fully prepared to tackle the challenge, a new Education Week Research Center survey found.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
High school leaders in smaller districts are most enthusiastic about the trend, a new survey by the Education Week Research Center found. But staffing challenges persist.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
School leaders face pressures about what digital learning approaches to take and what tech products to buy—from the central office, education companies, teachers, parents, and students.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
K-12 districts and education organizations are taking a closer look at how they use Facebook in the wake of its high-profile data-privacy scandal.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
While K-12 schools focus primarily on using student achievement data for accountability purposes, experts contend that it can be a catalyst for daily improvement.
March 21, 2018 – Education Week
The chief privacy officer in the U.S. Education Department was reassigned and replaced on an interim basis as part of a broader reorganization that could have big implications for how the federal government supports schools and districts in protecting student privacy.
March 21, 2018 – Education Week

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