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The latest news about technology in education, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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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Special Collection

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

05/22 04:18 pm | Cyber Charters in at Least 5 States Face Closure. What's Going On? | Full-time online charter schools in Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Ohio are facing closure—a surprising trend in a sector where there has historically been ...

EdTech Researcher Blog

05/03 01:36 pm | Playing Games in Teacher Education: How Do Preservice Teachers Respond to Game-Based Learning. | Undergraduates at West Virginia University take on the role of school designers to better understand fundamental ideas in education and school design.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

05/16 06:00 am | Leading the Charge for Better D.C. Schools | Tom chats with Maura Marino about the work happening in DC around new school development and improvement and how quarterback organizations can support innovative new 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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Educators report there are fewer social-studies-specific digital learning tools than for subjects such as math, which are part of the Common Core State Standards.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
Teachers are using online tools to change the way students write, collaborate, and get feedback in the classroom.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
The FCC has played a big role in bringing high-speed internet to thousands of schools, but new chairman Ajit Pai has many K-12 leaders worried.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
Millions of public school students now take classes online. But educators know little about the quality of the courses, who is enrolling in them, or how students are doing.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
The NAACP advocates the use of OER as a way to equalize learning resources at scale for all students, write Lisa Petrides and Barbara Dezmon.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
Digital learning providers are trying to figure out how to respond as technology-driven, student-centered learning gathers momentum in K-12 schools.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
Lone Star State lawmakers passed bills to crack down on cyberbullying and alter the state's letter-grade system for schools, but failed to clear the way for the use of vouchers and education savings accounts, or to overhaul the K-12 funding formula.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
More than 100 school districts have received letters questioning their plans to use federal E-rate funds to support construction of fiber-optic networks.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
Sales are growing for products that help teachers figure out whether students are "getting it" in class—and how educators should change instruction accordingly.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week
The same technology that keeps kids glued to their smart phones is being used by some schools as protection against sexual assaults.
May 22, 2017 – AP

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