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Digital Surveillance and School Safety: 5 Things Administrators Need to Know

Before district administrators deploy new technologies that vacuum up digital data in an effort to keep schools and students safe, they need to question the potential impacts on privacy and civil liberties, and whether the technologies are effective. (June 12, 2019)

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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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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.
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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.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
In North Dakota alone, the state network used by K-12 schools, state universities, and other public agencies experiences 5.7 million known cyberattacks every month.
March 19, 2019 – Education Week
As the first step in a new R&D initiative they're planning for K-12 education, the foundation and venture-philanthropy group are highlighting innovative ideas provided by nonprofits, universities, corporations, developers, and educators.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
After investing eight years on a system that fell far short of expectations, the city is gearing up to replace or fix it.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
A new review of 126 rigorous research studies yielded key insights on expanding access to classroom technology, the role of adaptive software, and the dangers of "social-psychological" nudges.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
A $59 million investment in software developer Social Solutions aims to ease the flow of data among schools and social service providers.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie have quietly committed more than $250 million to education-related efforts, but their philanthropic strategy differs from other tech billionaires.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
An AI-powered digital assistant to take notes for you? It’s already happening in the workplace, but classroom note taking could prove harder to automate.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
Real-time coaching through an earpiece, similar to what's used in pro football, is a growing trend in teacher training—and there's evidence it works.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
From kindergarten to high school, teachers are using student-made podcasts to nurture students' reading, writing, and interviewing skills.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week

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