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  • 5 principals to watch in 2022

    These school leaders are rising to the occasion on inclusive and equitable education, strong and consistent communication, school culture and more.

    By Jan. 18, 2022
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    K-12 connectivity on the rise, but work still needed

    As 25% more districts nationwide met FCC bandwidth goal in 2021, experts called the advancement encouraging.

    By Updated Jan. 14, 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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    5 superintendents to watch in 2022

    These administrators' track records and outlooks toward top issues facing K-12 and the challenges ahead make them key players to keep an eye on.

    By Jan. 10, 2022
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    3 ways district leaders are adapting pandemic learning experiences

    From new grading systems to an increased focus on flexibility, superintendents are shifting virtual learning tools and approaches for in-person use.

    By Lauren Barack • Jan. 5, 2022
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    Can texting parents improve school attendance?

    Texting offers an effective and inexpensive way to communicate, but school leaders should first evaluate their needs, resources and goals.

    By Jan. 4, 2022
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    8 K-12 trends to watch in 2022

    Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing policy pingpong, curricular controversy and more are set to impact schools this year.

    By , , , Jan. 4, 2022
  • Lessons In Leadership: 6 key takeaways from a year of school leader conversations

    In case you missed any of this year's installments, we've highlighted some of the best insights on teacher retention, student engagement and more.

    By Jan. 3, 2022
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    Schools encouraged to help students have positive social media experiences

    Focus is growing on digital citizenship following social media-influenced threats of violence and acts of school destruction.

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    Opinion

    4 areas of focus to drive the future of education

    With education at a crossroads, one expert writes that it's imperative to "keep driving" to expand educational access and opportunity.

    By Christopher Thomas • Dec. 21, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    Why student data remains at risk — and what educators are doing to protect it

    Outdated laws, abundance of state rules and increase in ed tech tools add to the difficulty in protecting students' personal data.

    By Dec. 14, 2021
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    2022 predictions for PreK-12 Edtech

    Learn the three expected themes that will emerge in education and EdTech in 2022.

    Dec. 13, 2021
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    Opinion

    Video empowers self-reflection, personalization in professional development

    An instructional coach writes that reviewing recordings of themselves can allow teachers to see things they often don’t recall from that moment.

    By Donna Spangler • Dec. 10, 2021
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    How Disney's magic can inspire students in STEAM

    From the physics behind a roller coaster to the engineering in a light projection show, Disney parks offer a variety of STEAM lessons on- and offsite.

    By Lauren Barack • Dec. 8, 2021
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    Coding and barbering event aims to broaden Black student participation in computer science

    Students in South Carolina are learning a unique approach to barbering by coding hair designs in their barbershop class.

    By Dec. 8, 2021
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    Dive Awards

    The K-12 Dive Awards for 2021

    With community engagement, steadfast leadership and focus on students' social-emotional needs, these are the leaders shaping K-12 today.

    Nov. 22, 2021
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    Parents want larger role protecting student privacy as concerns grow

    Experts said transparency is the first step districts should take when engaging with parents and students on school data privacy.

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    GAO to Ed Dept: Update 2010 cyber risk plan, consider additional guidance

    A new report calls for decisiveness in guidance on current cyber risks, identifying education as one of the nation's "critical infrastructure" subsectors.

    By Nov. 15, 2021
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    Report: More high schools offer computer science courses, but enrollment disparities persist

    States that prioritize computer science in their policies see a greater percentage of schools offering the courses and then gaps start to close.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
  • Opinion

    4 ways prioritizing digital literacy improves in-person learning

    An educational integration specialist writes educators must embrace new ed tech tools to fully reap innovations and efficiencies in post-pandemic learning.

    By Sylvia R. Quigley • Nov. 2, 2021
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    E-rate recipients want expanded coverage for off-school sites, cybersecurity

    The 11th annual E-rate survey from Funds For Learning finds further validation for efforts to close the homework gap worsened by COVID-19.

    By Oct. 28, 2021
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    School leaders: Proactive approach key to addressing 'devious licks,' other social media challenges

    Administrators recommend turning to restorative practices and student involvement to address harmful online trends.

    By Oct. 27, 2021
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    Opinion

    Don't let education windfall be a flash in the pan

    A former South Dakota education secretary details the need for data collection and monitoring for schools' pandemic responses and future challenges.

    By Melody Schopp • Oct. 26, 2021
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    4 realizations that will help schools close learning gaps

    Smarthinking online tutors provide a pathway for a brighter future. For over 25 years, our network of expert tutors has helped learners reach their full potential.  

    Oct. 25, 2021
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    The new normal in EdTech: Redefining support for today's leaders

    Support teachers and students with simpler EdTech products and services that drive equity for all.

    Oct. 25, 2021
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    Energy performance contract helps K-12 district recover from earthquake, pandemic and deferred maintenance

    North Carolina school district overcomes ongoing challenges with innovative funding and stimulus.

    Oct. 18, 2021