Digital Education

Education Week reporter Ben Herold explores how technology is shaping teaching and learning and the management of schools. Join the discussion as he analyzes the latest developments.

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Posts by Digital Education

Using Student Data to Identify Future Criminals: A Privacy Debacle

A Florida county police department uses sensitive school data to keep a secret list of students it deems as at risk of engaging in criminal […]

How to Bring 'Surprise and Delight' to Virtual Teacher Training During COVID-19

A Kansas teacher of the year explains her approach to offering super engaging professional development in a virtual setting.

How Massive K-12 Bond Issues During COVID-19 Are Shaping School Technology Plans

Interest rates are low and remote and hybrid learning continues, but some experts question using bonds to pay for devices and connectivity.

Here's How Districts Should Handle Privacy Considerations in the COVID Era

Given how much information is now being collected about student health, there's a real need to consider privacy, a coalition of about two dozen education, […]

Which States Have the Biggest Home Internet Access Gaps for Students?

Mississippi, Arkansas, and New Mexico have the highest percentages of students who lack adequate home technology for remote learning.

Teachers Need Help With Protecting Student Privacy Amid Explosion of Tech Use

Education technology usage has exploded during the pandemic. Parents, teachers, and students need more support in dealing with the potential privacy issues.

Many Students Still Lack Home Internet. Here's How Big the Problem Is.

Only 11 percent of school district leaders and principals said all their students have the home internet access they need to fully participate in virtual […]

Large, Well-Off Suburban Districts Most Likely to Get Hacked

Bigger, wealthier districts make easier targets for hackers, a GAO analysis found.

Parents Worry About Learning Loss in Remote Education Environments

More than 3 of every 4 parents report that their children are attending school remotely either full time or part time, new survey finds.

Districts: Here's How to Get Some Help With the E-Rate

Ed tech officials: Confused about the E-Rate? The State Educational Technology Directors Association is on the case.

Making Sure Every Child Has Home Internet Access: 8 Steps to Get There

Involving the postal service, getting schools to help pay, and setting up statewide public networks could be part of the mix.

Tech Struggles During COVID-19 Hurting Students' Ability to Learn, Educators Say

Educators have big concerns about how unequal internet access is effecting students' ability to learn, a survey released Thursday finds.

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