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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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10/22 09:23 am | Digital Access: An Education Technology Success Story? | Back in 2013, before an overhaul of the e-rate program, just 30 percent of school districts were able to take advantage of digital learning. Now, that figure stands at a ...

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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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Beyond new apps and gadgets, worries around cybersecurity, media literacy, and school safety will drive the technology conversation this school year.
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
Seventy-six percent felt that ed-tech vendors were not qualified to conduct valid research about their own products, the analysis by ISTE and the Jefferson Education Exchange found.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
A new state supreme court ruling will allow the Ohio state department of education to seek repayment of tens of millions of dollars from the beleaguered online charter school.
August 8, 2018 – Education Week
The popular video game holds promise, but that doesn’t mean adults should ignore what kids are doing online, write two researchers.
August 8, 2018 – Education Week
The state law passed after the Parkland massacre calls for a new “integrated data repository” that’s raising questions about privacy and civil liberties.
July 26, 2018 – Education Week
New smart speakers like Amazon's Alexa can help support classroom teachers, but they also spark "Big Brother"-style worries.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
Despite worries about privacy and effectiveness, tech companies are offering facial-recognition technologies to school leaders facing pressures to keep students safe.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
Now that students can integrate code and multimedia into the texts they create, schools need a new approach to literacy, writes Chris Panell.
June 20, 2018 – Teacher
Getting a more accurate enrollment count for the start of the school year is just one way that Head Start centers use data to improve operations.
June 20, 2018 – Education Week
In remote regions of rural Alaska, both schools and the students themselves have to work harder to put together an education that meets students' needs.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week

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