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

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.

Rethinking Teacher Training During COVID-19: Bite-Sized Digital Lessons

One district's tech team posts four new modules on the learning management system each week, building a library of helpful content teachers can visit repeatedly.

What Do Parents Think of Online Learning?

Parents are supportive overall of online learning, but have big questions about student privacy, a survey by a nonprofit found.

Why Students Still Can't Access Remote Learning: How Schools Can Help

Schools are turning to paper packets and other workarounds while laptop orders are delayed and many students still lack internet access at home.

Districts Get Second Shot at E-Rate Funds to Bolster Campus Connectivity

School districts now have until Oct. 16 to get their applications in for this new round of funding, thanks to a recent FCC order.

Yet Another Online Learning Frustration: Assessment Glitches

The issues first cropped up last week with NWEA's MAP assessments and have been sporadically preventing students and teachers from accessing the exams.

How COVID-19 Is Forcing Districts to Make an Abrupt Shift Back to Remote Instruction

More than a dozen school districts opened their doors for students and teachers, only to quickly switch back to full-time virtual learning.

Complaints Over Offensive Content Lead Schools to Drop Online Learning Provider

Acellus Learning Accelerator, used by 6,000 schools nationwide, is under fire for lessons that parents and educators have decried as racist, sexist, and age-inappropriate.

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