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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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    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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    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
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    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
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    Ransomware in education: Schools hit hard

    Learn about the prevalence of ransomware in education, and what schools need to do to strengthen their defenses.

    By Dan Schiappa, Chief Product Officer, Sophos • Oct. 18, 2021
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    Texas district erects Wi-Fi towers to expand internet connectivity

    School systems get creative to connect students to reliable internet service after the pandemic exposed a greater need to solve the digital divide.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Oct. 18, 2021
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    3 cybersecurity best practices to keep school networks safe as students — and devices — return

    An estimated 1,180 cyber-related incidents have hit K-12 since 2016, and an influx of digital tools opens new vulnerabilities as students return in person.

    By Oct. 12, 2021
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    Opinion

    What College Board learned from one of the nation's largest-ever online exam deployments

    The nonprofit adapted during a year of disrupted learning to preserve opportunities for 1.8 million students who opted to complete AP exams online.

    By Jeremy Singer • Oct. 12, 2021
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    Report: Monitoring online student activity may create privacy disparities

    Students in lower-income districts using school-issued devices are more likely to be monitored, according to the Center for Democracy & Technology.

    By Sept. 27, 2021
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    Influx of school devices provides crucial opportunities for data privacy lessons

    Experts suggest students be taught to clear search histories, hard drives and more before returning school-issued devices.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Sept. 8, 2021
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    Report: Despite struggles, pandemic-era online learning holds promise for student-centered learning

    Ed tech and blended learning approaches need to be high quality and have teacher buy-in to be effective, research says.

    By Sept. 2, 2021
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    FCC to open second application window for $7.2B Emergency Connectivity Fund

    The agency is making the additional 15-day window available in response to outstanding demand for support for the current school year.

    By Aug. 26, 2021
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    Survey: Pandemic digital learning tools will impact curriculum for years to come

    Top techniques educators plan to continue using include online polling or quizzes, on-demand instructional videos and project-based learning.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • Aug. 24, 2021
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    Virtual tools adopted during pandemic can enhance classroom projects

    Putting new technology and skills gained over the past year to work across in-person curriculum will be critical to make the most of those investments.

    By Lauren Barack • Aug. 11, 2021
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    National K-12 cybersecurity learning standards aim to strengthen pipeline

    Touted as the first of their kind, Cyber.org's optional standards define what students should know across four grade bands, beginning in kindergarten.

    By Aug. 5, 2021
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    Summer Reading: COVID-19's impact on ed tech, connectivity

    The past year and a half led to seismic shifts in efforts to address digital equity gaps and integrate tech in learning.

    Aug. 2, 2021
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    How will schools take advantage of $7B FCC fund to address the homework gap?

    The Emergency Connectivity Fund, which provides money for devices and connectivity for off-campus learning, has an Aug. 13 application deadline.

    By July 30, 2021
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    Lessons In Leadership: How a superintendent tapped SpaceX to help close homework gap

    With a high ELL population, Texas' Ector County Independent School District is also committed to multilingual programming and parent engagement.

    By July 20, 2021