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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A Third of K-12 Students Aren't Adequately Connected for Remote Learning, Report Says

Between 15 and 16 million students and more than 300,000 teachers live in a household that lacks either Internet access, a digital device, or both, […]

Pre-Course Prep for Online Learning Yields Few Benefits, Study Finds

Preparing students for online coursework by giving them an up-front introduction to the relevance of those virtual studies pays few dividends, a new study finds.

Facial Recognition Tech in Schools Prompts Lawsuit, Renewed Racial Bias Concerns

The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the state education department's decision to approve the Lockport school district's facial recognition system.

Only One in Five Schools Offered 'Rigorous' Remote Learning, Study Says

The report found that only 12 percent of high-poverty districts' remote learning plans included content from an online learning platform and requirements for participation.

What to Do for Families With Internet Access Too Slow for Remote Learning

The urgency to resolve these issues is high as many schools appear likely to continue remote learning for at least some students next school year.

College Board Reverses Course, Scraps Online Option for SAT Exams

The College Board will not offer an at-home, digital version of its SAT college entrance exam this fall, reversing an earlier plan after critics raised […]

Schools Find Creative Ways to Update Contact Info for Missing Students

To do a better job tracking students whereabouts, some schools now plan to request contact information updates more regularly and offer tutorials for parents to […]

How Statewide LMS Options Could Help Schools Strengthen Remote Learning

Several states already offer a state-sanctioned LMS option to their schools, with some encouraging results in their efforts to cut costs and improve technical capabilities.

Why Helping Families Access the Internet Is So Challenging

Internet access remains out of reach for millions of homes across America, but federal officials don't agree on the scale of the problem.

Artificial Intelligence in K-12 Education: Unintended Consequences Lurk, Report Warns

Often touted as the next great innovation in ed tech, artificial intelligence could also have negative unintended consequences for schools if district officials don't prepare […]

K-12 Tech Leaders Prioritize Cybersecurity, But Many Underestimate Risks, Survey Says

Less than 20 percent of respondents to a new CoSN survey marked any items on a list of cybersecurity threats as "high-risk" from their perspective.

Crazy Schedules, Questions for Tech Support During COVID-19: 'What Is an LMS?'

Behind the scenes, school district employees manning IT help desks are playing the role of an unsung cast that has made the shift to remote […]

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