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    2 plans that can help protect your school district from a ransomware attack

    Learn the actions to take to defend against ransomware and meet cyber insurance MFA requirements.

    May 16, 2022
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    Teachers say live instruction better for mitigating learning loss

    A GAO report examines approaches teachers say most helped students in SY 2020-21. The findings could offer insights for future emergencies.

    By May 11, 2022
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    Ed Tech

    Nearly two years after the coronavirus pandemic necessitated a seismic shift in the ed tech landscape nationwide, schools are continuing to adjust to and adapt. We're keeping this page up to date with the latest ed tech trends and developments.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    White House eyes digital divide with discount for low-income families

    Almost 40% of American households will be eligible for subsidies lowering internet costs to no more than $30 a month under the $14.2 billion program. 

    By May 10, 2022
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    Study: VR better than video for student performance, engagement

    Experts find the results of European research on middle schoolers hopeful for educators looking to bring the metaverse into schools.

    By May 9, 2022
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    LAUSD makes 'historic' $50M investment to address digital divide

    Los Angeles Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said internet access is a “civil right” when he announced a districtwide connectivity program.

    By May 6, 2022
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    Report examines how tech can improve school-family engagement

    Strategies adopted by districts nationwide during the pandemic highlighted the pros and cons of shifting to more tech-driven communication strategies.

    By May 4, 2022
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    FCC opens third and likely final round of funding to address homework gap

    Schools stepped up to fix gaps in home internet access during the pandemic. Now, ed advocates wonder about long-term solutions.

    By April 28, 2022
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    'Scalpel, please': Students practice robotics, get taste of medical careers

    Utah students used a robotic tool that helps doctors perform surgeries at a nearby hospital, revealing their excitement in emerging medical careers. 

    By April 27, 2022
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    Emerging tools can help make student-teacher relationships stronger than ever

    A former superintendent writes that some classroom tech can free educators' time from logistics and rote grading to allow more face time with students.

    By Robert Avossa • April 19, 2022
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    5 best practices Baltimore schools learned from a 2020 ransomware attack

    District IT leaders say it's key to collaborate with local partners when recovering and responding to a cyberattack.

    By April 14, 2022
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    4 lessons from ongoing efforts to close the K-12 digital divide

    Two school systems share how their pandemic experiences still drive efforts to connect all students to reliable, high-speed internet and virtual engagement.

    By April 14, 2022
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    The role of technology in personalized learning

    Today's technology has merely added the fuel personalized learning needed to move into the mainstream.

    April 11, 2022
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    Top 3 tips in making intentional technology purchases for better ROI

    Gain insight to ensure the next educational technology purchase is made purposefully.

    April 4, 2022
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    Connected classrooms built on the cloud

    For this school year and beyond, District IT teams are equipped with tool kits of IoT and technology that create more connected classrooms and power the best learning experiences for all.

    April 4, 2022
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    Data breach exposes 820K New York City students' information

    A cyberattack on vendor Illuminate Education exposed information that legally should have been encrypted, the NYC Department of Education said.

    By March 31, 2022
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    3 ways podcasting can strengthen core academic skills

    From helping students find a voice to improving their writing skills, the popular audio format can be a powerful curricular supplement.

    By Lauren Barack • March 30, 2022
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    Should schools invest in the metaverse?

    K-12 gaming experts say districts could get left behind if they don't integrate related tech into curricula to facilitate virtual trips, AR projections and more.

    By March 30, 2022
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    Un-complicating cybersecurity: 3 ways to teach students about cybersecurity

    It’s important to teach kids about cybersecurity. Here’s how to make it fun & easy to understand.

    March 28, 2022
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    We want to hear about your school district's rising leaders

    For a second year, K-12 Dive's Rising Leaders is looking for trailblazing assistant principals and district leaders to spotlight.

    By March 24, 2022
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    What's the best way to communicate about a school cyberattack?

    Preparation before, during and after a cyber incident is critical to building trust with a school’s community when a crisis occurs.

    By March 24, 2022
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    SXSW EDU 2022: Our recap of Austin's ed innovation extravaganza

    We've rounded up all of our coverage from this year's show in one location for your convenience.

    March 22, 2022
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    Districts dig into data seeking solutions for inequity

    'Data rich but analytics poor' districts should build capacity to investigate root causes of problems and find potential solutions, experts advise.

    By March 21, 2022
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    Connecting accessibility, third-party curriculum and student success

    School districts must carefully vet digital resources to ensure IDEA compliance, two learning accessibility advocates write.

    By Mary Rice and Raymond Rose • March 16, 2022
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    NAGB intends to remotely administer NAEP after pandemic's 'sobering lessons'

    Following "serious internal examination," changes to the Nation's Report Card could include the use of artificial intelligence to score written responses.

    By March 15, 2022
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    GAO recommends minimizing virtual charter schools' management risks

    With virtual charter enrollment on the rise, school systems should examine lower assessment participation rates, among other recommendations.

    By March 15, 2022