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10 ways to pursue digital equity with collaborative leadership

Despite all of the impact of technology in our schools, there is an unfortunate reality: not all students have the same access to digital technologies – especially at home. We have become a nation with access and a nation without access to the internet. According to a 2012 Pew Research Internet Project study, only 30 percent of low-income households have smartphones and less than one-half of low-income households have broadband at home. These numbers are more pronounced from the scope of educational achievement. Approximately one-third of adults who do not possess a high school diploma have broadband at home, compared...

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6 ways to improve dropout prevention efforts

Bob Darby, a former educator and district superintendent, shares six critical dropout prevention strategies.…

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5 must-have tools to hire and develop effective teachers

David Schuler, superintendent of High School District 214, shares five must-have tools to hire and develop effective teachers.…

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Why a flexible SIS is a key to mobile learning success

When we started planning the Mobile Minds initiative, a majority of our time was spent discussing and evaluating learning management systems and mobile device managers. Ultimately, we could…

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Teacher leaders meet in online community

The U.S. Department of Education and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards today unveiled Commit to Lead, a new online community that makes it easy for educators…

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10 privacy steps for every district

It would be hard to name an issue that has taken the education technology world by storm as has student data privacy over the past year. To address…

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Top ed-tech stories to watch: From 1-to-1 to ‘one to many’

No. 3 on our list of top ed-tech stories for the new school year is the trend toward students using many different devices while at school.…

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Top ed-tech stories to watch: Schools grapple with data privacy

After the high-profile demise this past spring of inBloom, a controversial nonprofit organization that aimed to build a national, cloud-based student data system to improve education, school leaders…

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5 data protection policies for the new school year

Student data is a hot topic these days, and as the new school year kicks off, educators and school leaders are examining their data storage and data security…

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50 top ed-tech products, straight from educators

This past spring, we asked readers to give us their top picks for school hardware, software, websites, and other ed-tech services—and here are the best responses.…

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5 emerging trends in today’s libraries

Technology and digital resources are expanding rapidly in U.S. libraries, and important tech tools that serve entire communities are available at nearly all libraries across the nation. The American…

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Preparing Students for 21st Century Careers

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Sixty percent of today’s students will have careers that don’t exist yet, which speaks to the challenge schools face in preparing them for their future. So, what are…

Strategies for One-to-One Computing Success

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A growing number of school leaders have recognized the benefits of making sure every student has access to a digital learning device, both in the classroom and at…

How to Make Blended Learning Work

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Blended learning, in which students experience a mix of face-to-face and online instruction, is catching on in K-12 schools—and advocates of this approach say that, when done well,…

Harnessing Data for Common Core Success

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There is broad agreement among education leaders that collecting and analyzing student performance data, and using this information to target instruction more effectively, will be critical in making…