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    SIIA warns schools and ed tech to prepare for costly, time-consuming Title II compliance

    The Justice Department estimates conforming to the new requirements will cost $1.134 billion for K-12 courses and $5.5 billion for postsecondary courses.

    By June 20, 2024
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    Warning label needed for social media, US Surgeon General says

    Dr. Vivek Murthy also called on parents and schools to create phone-free experiences for youth.

    By June 17, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from K-12 Dive

    K-12 Dive has gathered some a selection of our best coverage from 2024 so far as a one-stop resource on the trends to watch in the months ahead.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From school-related lawsuits nearing the U.S. Supreme Court to data on chronic absenteeism rates, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By June 14, 2024
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    How can schools gear up for the FCC’s $200M cybersecurity pilot?

    The application window for the Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot Program is expected to open this fall, according to the commission.

    By June 14, 2024
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    What can states do to prepare schools for AI?

    The ILO Group released a new framework to help state education agencies craft guidance and policies for schools around the use of AI in classrooms.

    By June 12, 2024
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    Los Angeles schools investigating claims of data for sale on dark web

    The alleged incident is raising questions of whether a more recent data breach has hit the nation’s second-largest district since September 2022.

    By June 12, 2024
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    PowerSchool to go private in $5.6B deal

    PowerSchool CEO Hardeep Gulati said the acquisition by Bain Capital will help the K-12 software provider expand and strengthen its offerings.

    By June 12, 2024
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    Summer Reading: AI presses K-12 leaders to revisit ed tech policies

    As the emerging technology proliferates in K-12, leaders are scrambling to craft policies for its curricular and operational use.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From research into ed tech’s impact on tutoring to a Senate bill seeking to create new K-12 guidance, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By June 7, 2024
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    FCC approves $200M K-12 cybersecurity pilot

    The three-year program will help schools begin to cover the costs of securing their networks from cyberattacks.

    By Updated June 7, 2024
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    Using ed tech in high-dosage tutoring could cut costs by a third

    Substituting some tutoring with ed tech can also reduce staffing needs by half without compromising tutoring’s impact on student learning, a study finds.

    By June 5, 2024
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    Bipartisan Senate bill would create federal guidance for AI in schools

    The legislation would authorize the U.S. National Science Foundation to research the best uses for AI in K-12 and provide professional development.

    By June 5, 2024
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    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From playtime strategies to budget compromises, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By May 31, 2024
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    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From school district lawsuits against the Education Department to teachers’ views on AI in schools, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By May 24, 2024
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    Roughly 25% of teachers see more harm than good in using AI in K-12

    Only 6% of educators say the benefits of AI in schools outweigh the difficulties of using the technology, a recent Pew Research Center survey found.

    By May 23, 2024
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    Black and Latino access to certain STEM courses still inequitable

    Black, American Indian and Alaska Native students are least likely to attend a high school with a full range of math, science and computer science courses.

    By May 22, 2024
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    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From cybersecurity proposals to progress on school integration, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By May 17, 2024
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    How a CISA proposal could impact K-12 cyber incident reporting

    Nonprofit K12 Security Information Exchange has backed the requirement for schools to disclose cyber incidents as generally “appropriate.”

    By May 13, 2024
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    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From anticipated trends in after-school programming to federal investments in FAFSA outreach efforts, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By May 10, 2024
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    How schools can vet AI tools to protect student data

    Guidance released by the Future of Privacy Forum clarifies best practices for districts looking to implement the emerging technology.

    By May 9, 2024
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    Initiative launched to improve ed tech cybersecurity

    The Partnership for Advancing Cybersecurity in Education aims to unite ed tech vendors and cybersecurity professionals to address K-12 cyber threats.

    By May 8, 2024
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    How can schools prepare for ADA digital accessibility requirements?

    A new U.S. Department of Justice rule aims to ensure that state and local government web content and mobile apps are accessible for people with disabilities.

    By May 6, 2024
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    Sponsored by Siemens Smart Infrastructure

    Accelerating excellence on your journey to a smarter school

    Offering investments in technology and smart infrastructure immediate efficiency and operational benefits while setting the right foundation for a smarter tomorrow.

    By Fred James, Head of Education Markets • May 6, 2024
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    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From state Title IX lawsuits against the Education Department to ESSER spending extensions, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By May 3, 2024
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    Net neutrality is back. What does that mean for schools?

    The FCC restored a national standard that prevents providers from creating “pay-to-play internet fast lanes,” which could help ease the digital divide.

    By May 3, 2024