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

Half of Districts Lack Connectivity Needed for Widespread Videoconferencing, Device Usage

Two-thirds of America's public school students attend schools that may not provide enough bandwidth for life after COVID-19.

Dawn of an Education-Friendly FCC? Chairman Ajit Pai Moving On

The FCC chairman plans to step down from his role at the end of President Donald Trump's term on Jan. 20.

COVID-19 and Cybersecurity: 'Catastrophic Attack on Our Technology Systems'

Two of the nation's largest school districts were rattled recently by incidents related to internet security and privacy.

Schools Aren't Doing Enough to Protect Their Networks, Top Cybersecurity Official Warns

The nation's top cybersecurity official urged schools to take advantage of free federal resources for safeguarding their networks.

Country's Largest Ed-Tech Conference Is a Virtual Experience During COVID-19

The conference "should feel very relevant for people teaching in online and hybrid [environments]," said ISTE CEO Richard Culatta.

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 […]

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