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    Pop Quiz: Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From teacher retention initiatives to another state implementing universal school meals, what did you learn from our stories the week of August 7?

    By Aug. 11, 2023
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    The MOVEit spree is as bad as — or worse than — you think

    The mass exploit has compromised more than 600 organizations, but that only scratches the surface of the potential number of downstream victims. Security experts expect years of fallout.

    By Matt Kapko • Aug. 11, 2023
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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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    3 key best practices from the White House K-12 cybersecurity summit

    School leaders must take prevention seriously and know who to call when an attack happens, government officials and educators said.

    By Aug. 9, 2023
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    AWS pledges $20M to K-12 cyber training, incident response

    The cloud services provider is participating in a broad White House plan to build additional protection for schools against ransomware and other threats.

    By David Jones • Aug. 7, 2023
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    Nearly half of K-12 providers hit by ransomware paid to have data restored

    A survey of lower education providers in 14 countries found recovery costs averaged about $2.18 million for those paying ransoms.

    By Aug. 7, 2023
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    White House, Ed Dept announce federal effort to bolster K-12 cybersecurity

    By coordinating support for prevention, response and recovery efforts, federal leaders said they want to better protect student data.

    By Aug. 7, 2023
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    Schools’ online surveillance raises parental concerns over student learning, well-being

    Parent interviews reveal how monitoring tools can undermine discipline and trust, according to a study by the Center for Democracy and Technology.

    By Aug. 4, 2023
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    Pop Quiz: Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From school construction concerns to a Senate committee’s FY24 education spending proposal, what did you learn from our stories the week of July 31?

    By Aug. 4, 2023
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    PISA to test student motivation, self-regulation in digital learning in 2025

    The examination of how students engage with digital tools comes amid a growing body of research into the impact of pandemic virtual learning.

    By Aug. 3, 2023
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    What will AI innovation mean for special education services?

    While ChatGPT and other AI tools could transform special education management, conference speakers cautioned that humans are still needed.

    By July 31, 2023
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    Pop Quiz: Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From an Ed Department noncompliance update to a student data privacy lawsuit, what did you learn from our stories the week of July 24?

    By July 28, 2023
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    With new versions of ChatGPT, improvement is not guaranteed, researchers find

    OpenAI responded by extending support for models previously scheduled to sunset.

    By Lindsey Wilkinson • July 27, 2023
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    Why every community needs resilient schools

    How resilient and modern schools ensure a healthier, more sustainable future for communities.

    July 24, 2023
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    Pop Quiz: Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From proposed Title I cuts to new data on teacher and student use of ChatGPT, what did you learn from our stories the week of July 17?

    By July 21, 2023
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    Class action lawsuit claims school security software company violated students’ privacy

    Two California parents allege that Securly illegally collected their children’s private data without their knowledge and sold it to third parties.

    By July 21, 2023
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    Scrutiny over TikTok in schools grows

    Florida implemented a ban on TikTok in schools, which comes as a new report says social media undermines classroom learning and student wellbeing.

    By July 21, 2023
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    Game-based learning platform Kahoot acquired in $1.7B deal

    The Oslo, Norway-based ed tech provider’s star rose during the COVID-19 pandemic, when schools in many nations pivoted to remote learning.

    By July 19, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    MOVEit mass exploit timeline: How the file-transfer service attacks entangled victims

    The slow-moving disaster has ensnared some of the world's largest enterprises. Cybersecurity experts expect further damage to come.

    By Matt Kapko • July 18, 2023
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    Teachers increasingly embrace ChatGPT — students not so much

    Teacher use of the AI-powered tool grew 13 percentage points from winter to summer, a Walton Family Foundation and Impact Research survey found.

    By July 18, 2023
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    Safety first: Buying essential back to school supplies in bulk

    School administrators can create safe learning environments on tight budgets with Amazon Business.

    July 17, 2023
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    FTC investigation of OpenAI: What CIOs need to know

    The agency’s inquiry is the biggest regulatory challenge to OpenAI since Italy’s ChatGPT ban.

    By Lindsey Wilkinson • July 14, 2023
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    Pop Quiz: Test yourself on this week’s K-12 news

    From new federal registered apprenticeship programs to superintendent stressors, what did you learn from our stories the week of July 10?

    By July 14, 2023
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    FCC chair proposes $200M investment to boost K-12 cybersecurity

    The funds would go toward a three-year pilot program aimed at enhancing cybersecurity protections for school and library networks.

    By July 13, 2023
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    Using AI with students starts with digital literacy

    Helping students understand artificial intelligence's limitations is key to guiding them in using it effectively, an educational innovation expert says.

    By Lauren Barack • July 12, 2023
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    Districts used 2,591 ed tech tools on average in 2022-23

    While the total is on the rise, the number of unique tools used by educators and students is down from last year.

    By July 10, 2023