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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Urban, High-Poverty Schools Prefer Remote Instruction Under COVID-19, Report Finds

A little more than a quarter of school districts will be starting the academic year with full-time remote learning environments, says a report from the […]

Laptop Delays, Zoom Glitches, Equity Gaps: Remote Learning Faces Big Challenges

Schools are facing complex and oftentimes unpredictable technological challenges as many start the academic year with full-time remote learning.

Are Smartphones Making Kids Dumber?

Looking homework answers up on a smartphone makes it harder for students to retain information ,a new study finds.

Do Teachers Feel Ready For All-Digital Instruction?

Educators responding to an EdWeek Research Center survey paint a mixed picture of how prepared they feel to deliver online instruction this fall.

'We're All Anxious:' A Middle School Tech Coach's View on Reopening Remotely

The shift to live synchronous instruction and the challenge of building relationships with students remotely are big concerns, said Chelsea Haynes, the technology learning coach […]

Congressional Pressure on Big Tech: 4 Takeaways for K-12 Leaders

Congress grilled the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google about "pandemic profiteering," anti-competitive practices, and the flow of misinformation about COVID-19.

Feds Give $180 Million in E-Learning Grants While DeVos Pushes In-Person Instruction

States will develop new online programs and offer professional development for online teaching with grants from the Department of Education.

N.Y. Lawmakers Voted to Ban Facial Recognition in Schools. One Superintendent Isn't Pleased.

New York state lawmakers voted Wednesday to ban facial recognition technology from the state's schools until at least July 2022.

Congress Heightens Emphasis on K-12 Cybersecurity During COVID-19

Congress introduced two new bills, the PROTECT Act and the National Cyber Director Act, to strengthen cybersecurity measures across the nation, including for schools.

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.

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