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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

The Extraordinary Education of an Elite, 13-Year-Old Problem-Solver

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

02/22 03:04 pm | Students Spoke Out After Fla. School Shooting. Then Internet Trolls Attacked. | Online disinformation campaigns are a disturbing part of the new information landscape and require a multi-faceted response, says Data & Society researcher Joan Donovan.

EdTech Researcher Blog

02/20 10:40 am | Connecting the Dots between Education Research and Classroom Teachers | To meet the needs of their students, teachers need access to reliable, relevant resources. The medical field may have the solution.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

02/21 08:00 am | Most Likely to Succeed: Ted Dintersmith on Powerful Learning | A film about what school could be, Most Likely to Succeed, debuted at Sundance Film Festival in 2015. After the launch, venture investor and executive producer Ted Dintersmith ...

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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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Artificial intelligence, learning avatars, and other innovations will be game-changers for education in the coming years, writes researcher Peter W. Cookson Jr.
October 11, 2017 – Education Week
Recent incidents represent a convergence of issues that are increasingly bedeviling K-12 systems: inappropriate social media use and cybersecurity threats.
October 11, 2017 – Education Week
The schools in a recent study faced numerous hurdles in turning personalized learning principles into classroom realities, but there were signs of progress.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
What skills do students need to succeed in the workplace of the future? Education Week begins answering that question in this special report, "Schools and the Future of Work."
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
The rapidly evolving nature of the workplace has schools struggling to prepare students for jobs that might not exist yet.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
Robots won't put teachers out of a job soon, but tutoring systems powered by artificial intelligence might well change classroom practice.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
Some experts blame rising automation for a decline in adult literacy skills—all the more reason to make learning a lifetime endeavor.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
Emma Yang is a remarkable coder with vision, people skills, and high-powered mentors. But her extraordinary education shows just how far we are from ensuring that most students will thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
The use of electronic badges to document the evolving skills of K-12 and college students, and adult workers, is gaining ground.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the demand and wages for dozens of occupations. Big growth is expected for home health aides.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week

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