Why Troubles Are Mounting for Online Charter Schools in Three States

Officials in Illinois, Nevada, and Pennsylvania are proposing to close online charter schools over concerns that they're producing subpar academic results for students.

10 Things to Know About California's New Data Privacy Law

A new law in California strengthens privacy protections for consumers, including children under 16, but leaves open some questions for K-12 educators.

Facial Recognition Tech Discriminates. Ten Questions to Ask About K-12 Use

Facial recognition technology is often significantly more likely to misidentify people of color, according to a new report.

Texas Law Requires Districts to Plan for Cyberattacks. Will Other States Follow?

The law is one of the few state state-level policies taking responsibility for the growing online threat.

Civil Rights Groups Sound Alarm Over Florida School-Safety Database

Citing Education Week's reporting, the ACLU and nearly three dozen other groups asked Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis to immediately halt construction of the new statewide […]

Districts Often Out of Touch with Teachers' Biggest Tech Needs, Survey Finds

A recent report from Common Sense Media reveals that teachers don't feel they have the right tech for their classrooms.

Scores Were Lower When Mass. Students Took PARCC Exams on Computers, Study Finds

Unfamiliarity with technology contributed to lower scores for online test-takers in 2015, but the effects diminished over time, researchers found.

Parkland Commission: Police Should Get Real-Time Access to School Security Cameras

Live, real-time access to school camera systems could improve police response to tragedies. But law-enforcement surveillance in public schools could also have negative consequences.

Staff Email Addresses Removed From District Websites to Improve Cybersecurity

Some district technology leaders say having staff email addresses publicly available opens the door for phishing scams and potential hacks.

Lessons for Getting Schools Back Online After Hurricane Michael's Destruction

K-12 leaders should look for help from other school districts when they're struggling to get their management and learning systems back online after a hurricane.

States Aggressively Adopting K-12 Computer Science Policies, Report Finds

Twenty-two states now have K-12 computer-science standards, and 15 states require all high schools to offer computer science, a new report finds.

Ohio Sues Cyber Charter Founder, Pursuing Millions in Disputed Funds

Ohio is seeking to recoup millions of dollars in funds from now-defunct online charter school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.

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