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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
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.

Survey: What School District Tech Leaders Are Saying About Cybersecurity
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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11/12 03:37 pm | Educators Will Soon Be Able to Sell Their Materials on Amazon | The platform, Amazon Ignite, will allow teachers to sell lesson plans and curriculum materials by topic, in subjects like math, language arts, social studies, technology, and ...

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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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Educators are wrestling with tough questions as more schools embrace personalized learning and its accompanying belief in giving students more control over their academic experiences.
November 7, 2018 – Education Week
Before personalized learning became a priority in Providence, R.I., classes were extremely scripted. But with stagnating test scores, the district was searching for a better way.
November 7, 2018 – Education Week
As "personalized learning" has taken off, education and tech companies have applied the term broadly and imprecisely, contributing to confusion in the K-12 marketplace.
November 7, 2018 – Education Week
In a Q-an-A with Education Week, San Francisco Unified School District’s Chief Technology Officer Melissa Dodd talks about the cultural and technical changes a district needs to consider in moving toward data interoperability.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
The Highline Public school system, outside Seattle, is at the forefront of an effort to integrate multiple K-12 data systems. But even in the forward-thinking Washington state district, big questions lie ahead.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
District tech leaders offer practical advice to their K-12 peers on how to implement interoperability—and how to bring tech staff, administrators, and teachers on board.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
Confusion about standards, budget constraints, and poor tagging of digital content scuttles K-12 efforts to move toward data interoperability, according to a survey of K-12 chief technology officers by the Consortium for School Networking, in partnership with the Education Week Research Center.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
Technologist and privacy advocate Bill Fitzgerald argues that school districts and education companies need to better understand the problems interoperability can solve and those that it can’t.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
A report by a Stanford researcher concludes that the overwhelming majority of public comments submitted to the FCC last year opposed a policy to dismantle Obama-era protections on "net neutrality." The report focused on comments that were not automatically generated "bots."
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
How do young voters decide how to vote? An Education Week Research Center poll shows they are pulling their information from a long list of in-person and online sources.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week

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