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4 Big Cybersecurity Priorities for Schools: Training, Purchasing, Monitoring, and Budgeting

Cyberattacks are on the rise in computer networks across the country, leaving many schools scrambling to contain threats and educate communities on device etiquette. To get a better sense of what’s working to address this challenge, Education Week partnered with the Consortium for School Networking, or CoSN, to survey 513 K-12 technology leaders on how

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Massive Shift to Remote Learning Prompts Big Data Privacy Concerns

Schools are confronting a wide range of potential problems around student data privacy as they scramble to put technology tools for virtual instruction in place during extended school building shutdowns. Teachers have already begun connecting with students using a variety of digital tools, some of which are new to them and their schools and weren’t

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This Is Emergency Remote Teaching, Not Just Online Teaching

By Natalie B. Milman I have taught online for nearly 20 years. As an online professor at George Washington University, my courses continued through the 9/11 terrorist attacks, beltway snipers, Hurricane Isabel, the H1N1 virus, and “Snowmaggedon.” Even when I lost power and was stranded in my home, I charged my phone in my car

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Remember, Online Learning Isn’t the Only Way to Learn Remotely

5 ways to activate students’ passion during a school closure By Kate Ehrenfeld Gardoqui “What a whirlwind time we are in. It’s changing so fast!” Emails like this one from a Maine principal filled my inbox this week as the school leaders with whom I work rushed to prepare their faculties for imminent school closures.

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How to Teach Social-Emotional Learning When Students Aren’t in School

Lani Gray, a teacher in Anderson, S.C., reviews e-learning homework material on her devices. In addition to academic content, some schools are incorporating social-emotional learning lessons into students’ online school experience. —Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP Tens of millions of students are dealing with massive upheaval to their educations and daily lives with their schools

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The Lost Senior Year: Credits, Proms, Sports All in Jeopardy

Seniors at Chalmette High School in Louisiana are anxious about what will happen with the rest of the academic year, now that schools are closed. Christine Pappis of Newark Memorial High School in Newark, Calif., feels like the senior class of 2020 can’t catch a break. And Melisa Cabascango, a senior from the Bushwick School

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Coronavirus Is Pushing Teacher Hiring Online. Here’s What That Means

John A. Mirra has confronted his share of teacher shortages. Last year, the chief human resources officer of Virginia Beach City Public Schools hired approximately 750 teachers to fill vacancies. This year, he expects that number will be roughly the same. Despite Virginia closing schools for the remainder of the year due to the coronavirus

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Thoma Bravo Completes Acquisition of Learning Management Provider Instructure

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo has acquired learning management provider Instructure, which shifts the publicly traded education company into the status of a private entity. The all-cash transaction values Instructure at an aggregate equity value of approximately $2 billion, according to a press release. Ed. Companies Shift Internal Operations, Workflow Amid Coronavirus Impact As school

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Now Is No Time for Spectator Democracy

—ArtWager/Getty Social distancing is a civic duty. But it’s not our only responsibility By Jesús A. Tirado March 23, 2020 It is safe to say that social distancing has become part of our new daily lexicon. It’s important to know that this is saving people’s lives, but I want us all to recognize that in

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Endorsements Still Touchy for Teachers’ Unions in Presidential Election Season

Supporters cheer as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally at the Chicago Teachers Union headquarters, in September in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. —Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times/AP Members want in on decisions March 23, 2020 After complaints from members who felt shut out during the 2016 presidential primary endorsement process, the

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