Technology


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    Education sector contributes to computer sales dip in Q2

    Chromebooks were particularly affected by lower education sales, with annual growth dropping 57.4% year over year.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    As tech proliferates in schools, what’s the right balance?

    While 79% of parents in a global survey said tech helped their children with learning, 23% of children said they felt they spent too much time with tech.

    By Lauren Barack • Aug. 3, 2022
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    Teachers: Student monitoring tools more often flag discipline issues

    While 78% of teachers say monitoring software tagged students for disciplinary action, 59% say students were disciplined as a result.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    Despite inflation, back-to-school spending expected to rise

    Deloitte parent polling shows spending could increase 8% over last year, resulting in $661 per child, compared to $612 last year.

    By Aug. 1, 2022
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    Smartphones tip-toe curricular line between useful and distracting

    Though smartphones can be useful curricular tools, dialing students back from pandemic-driven habits presents a challenge.

    By Lauren Barack • July 27, 2022
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    Nonprofit uses AI to make STEM materials more accessible

    Benetech is in the research and development stage but plans to keep adding accessible equations and charts to ebooks available through Bookshare.

    By July 20, 2022
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    Summer Reading: Cybersecurity remains a persistent challenge for districts

    With more tech comes more opportunity for cyber criminals to take advantage of blind spots in school networks.

    July 15, 2022
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    56% of K-12 schools worldwide report ransomware attacks in past year

    Among respondents in a Sophos survey, 47% reported an increase in volume of cyberattacks and 50% saw an increase in complexity.

    By July 15, 2022
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    Accessibility challenges persist for students with dyslexia

    Ensuring tools and resources are accessible for students across a spectrum of learning abilities remains a challenge in classroom procurement.

    By Lauren Barack • July 13, 2022
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    Appeals court reinstates student free-speech suit over antisemitic Snapchat post

    Since the case was originally decided, the U.S. Supreme Court had weighed in on the limits of disciplining off-campus speech in a separate suit.

    By K-12 Dive staff • July 12, 2022
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    ISTE: Video report cards offer 'window' into students' minds

    Technology integrators encourage educators to consider video format, tech support and data privacy when converting to digital portfolios.

    By July 1, 2022
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    Survey: Educators, parents see value in hybrid learning

    While survey respondents view online learning favorably, both groups hold some concerns about too much screen time for students.

    By K-12 Dive staff • June 30, 2022
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    The movement begins: California school district goes electric with largest Blue Bird EV school bus order in the country

    See how an electric school bus fleet kicked off this district’s ambitious sustainability journey.

    June 27, 2022
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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 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