Technology


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    School districts can drive an easy way to 100% MFA coverage, closing security gaps

    Hardware-based security keys such as the YubiKey, offer the quickest way to get to full MFA for our most vulnerable school districts.

    June 21, 2022
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    Expectations for ESSER: The benefits and limits of the historic investment

    We’ve gathered all three parts of our series examining the goals stakeholders have for federal relief funds in one place for your convenience.

    June 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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    Ed Dept sets timeline for online, adaptive NAEP administration

    The department has already piloted online administration in five states, with more field testing planned for 2023.

    By June 8, 2022
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    Illuminate Education data breach now reported in Los Angeles schools, too

    Three of the nation’s largest school districts have been recently hit by data breaches tied to ed tech vendors.

    By June 6, 2022
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    3 ways to keep student data privacy top-of-mind in ed tech procurement

    With the FTC doubling down to hold ed tech providers accountable for protecting student data privacy, two experts weigh in on districts’ role.

    By June 1, 2022
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    Questions to ask before selecting a digital signage solution

    The last thing any school or university wants to do is part with significant sums of money, only to find that the technology is out of date within 12 months.

    May 31, 2022
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    Zovio sells tutoring services business for $55M

    The educational services company also said it repaid a $31.5M loan it took out in case it needs to pay for a judgment in a California lawsuit.

    By Natalie Schwartz • May 25, 2022
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    Chicago Public Schools data breach affects nearly 500K students

    Nonprofit vendor Battelle for Kids recently informed CPS a ransomware attack in December exposed data of 495,448 students and 56,138 staff.

    By May 24, 2022
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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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    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 Updated June 2, 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