Technology


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    Ed tech providers hold ‘shared responsibility’ for AI, says Education Dept

    Federal guidance outlines how ed tech providers can build trust with district leaders as they integrate artificial intelligence into products and platforms.

    By July 16, 2024
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    As FCC prepares for E-rate expansion vote, a lawsuit seeks to block the way

    The claim filed in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court against the FCC’s modernization of E-rate is unlikely to succeed, says one ed tech legal expert.

    By July 15, 2024
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    Trendline

    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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    The electric bus transition: Strategies to avoid common pitfalls

    Achieve the potential of electric school buses while preventing common roll-out hurdles.

    July 15, 2024
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    POP QUIZ

    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From an approved GOP-led House plan to cut Title I funding to more state cell phone restrictions in schools, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By July 12, 2024
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    Cyberattack potentially exposes student, staff data in Alabama

    State education department staff were able to interrupt the cyberattack, and the extent to which data may have been compromised is under investigation.

    By July 10, 2024
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    Ed tech use continues to climb ahead of ESSER fiscal cliff

    School districts used an average of 2,739 different tools in 2023-24 — an 8% jump from the previous year, according to Instructure’s LearnPlatform.

    By July 2, 2024
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    How CISA is supporting school cyberdefense

    The agency’s acting assistant director for stakeholder engagement discusses some of the growing resources available to help schools tackle cyberthreats.

    By July 2, 2024
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    Summer Reading: School cybersecurity threats on the rise

    An increasingly digital education landscape has given rise to a slew of cyberthreats to schools — ransomware being chief among them.

    By June 26, 2024
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    POP QUIZ

    Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From the Ten Commandments in schools to the surgeon general’s call to address teen mental health, what did you learn from our recent stories?

    By June 21, 2024
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    3 considerations for any district strategic technology plan

    A superintendent details how a student-first focus and strategies for tech refreshes are among must-haves for effective rollout and implementation.

    By Gustavo Balderas • June 20, 2024
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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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    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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    POP QUIZ

    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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    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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    POP QUIZ

    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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    POP QUIZ

    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