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Study: Most Teaching and Learning Uses Technology Nowadays

In classrooms with long-time educators, most teaching and learning involves technology. Even with assignments, less than half — 42 percent — of student work is done using paper and pencil, according to a new study.

How to Improve Federal Funding for School Internet Services

As the Federal Communications Commission prepares to revisit the E-rate, the program that provides billions of dollars in discounts on Internet connectivity to schools and libraries, an annual survey of E-rate applicants offers key insights that could help the agency modify the program to meet the needs of institutions more effectively.

States Slow to Revamp Accountability Systems under ESSA

On the bright side, researchers noted in a new report, there's a move away from high-stakes consequences and toward formative rather than summative assessments.

Principals Focus on Serving Student Social-Emotional Needs

A major national survey finds that principals' major concerns are students with emotional problems, student mental health issues, students not performing to potential and services for students who are at risk.

Student Data Brokers: Shady Practices Put Private Student Data on the Open Market

The market for student data may be fed by unwitting students, who turn over sensitive information that they believe they must provide in order to learn about educational opportunities and scholarships.

IT Leadership: Key Facts to Advance Ed Tech in America

CoSN CEO Keith Krueger shares insights from the 2018 National K-12 IT Leadership Survey Report.

Understanding Learner Variability

Given that learner variability is part of each student, figuring out how to meet the needs of each learner requires tailored "educational experiences, interventions and assessments." Those connections will in turn help change the design of classrooms and instruction.

Teens Less Concerned Than Adults About Fake Accounts and Bots on Social Sites

Most parents believe that social networking sites and apps do a crummy job of explaining how they'll use the data they collect, and both parents and teens think those sites should ask for permission before they share or sell personal information they've compiled, according to the results of recent survey.

How the Use of School Vouchers Has Destroyed Chile's Public Education System

To understand the impact of making school vouchers and school privatization the law of the land, we can look to the example set by Chile. A new report co-authored by education researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, in Santiago, examined that country's universal-voucher experience. The bottom line: Chile's voucher policy not only failed to meet its objectives, but it "also elicited several harmful outcomes for middle-class families, disadvantaged students and the teaching profession."

SEL in the Wild: States Behind in Their Commitments

While social emotional learning has become a darling among many states as an indicator of school health in their ESSA plans, a new brief has questioned whether the work behind the scenes is keeping up.

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