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Strategies & Insights for Technology Leaders in K-12 6/10/2021

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  • Broadband and Digital Equity Top Concerns Among IT Leaders

    Concerns about digital equity are on the rise among IT leaders in K–12 education. Nearly every respondent in a recent survey said he or she had heightened worries about students' home access to devices and the internet, to support remote learning.


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  • How Online Learners Can Succeed in a Fragmented Education System

    The fragmented U.S. education system works in our favor by giving schools the opportunity to try different tools, technology and curricula to see what works and what doesn’t. We can use this data to inform how we instruct future generations of learners so that with each passing year, the educational experience gets better and better.

  • E-Learning to Reach $1 Trillion Within 6 Years

    The surge in distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic is helping to drive staggering growth in the worldwide e-learning market.

  • Creating Access, Connectivity and Support for English Learners

    In the best of times, English learners can find themselves to be one to two years behind their peers. Add in learning loss due to the pandemic, and instructional time for ELs becomes even more critical.

  • Cybersecurity Top K–12 IT Priority with Lousy Follow Through

    Twenty-three percent of school systems have a full-time employee dedicated to network security. According to a new survey, urban districts were the most likely (41%) to have a cybersecurity specialist on staff, while rural and town districts were least likely (each with 15%); 19% of suburban districts reported a specialist.

  • K–12 Expanding Services in Response to Pandemic

    In the last year, to help its community of students, families, teachers and staff through the pandemic, K-12 districts began offering new services. Those included contract tracing, remote counseling and more.


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