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Words Matter — Supporting LGBTQ Colleagues and Students  


Topics: Equity and inclusion

As I work through the requirements of my ISTE Certification, I am learning more about using the…


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How School Districts Can Get the Most Out of American Rescue Plan Act Funds


Topics: edtech funding

States and districts are planning how to invest their share of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds from the…


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A Silver Lining Playbook for Turning Disruption Into Innovation


Topics: Education leadership

After more than a year of struggle and stress, many educators are hungry for a return to normal. But what are they really going back to?

Copious research shows that in education, what’s familiar and…


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How States Can Support the Next Generation of Digital Citizens


Topics: Digital Citizenship

The American Rescue Plan Act recently made unprecedented investments into…


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5 Ways To Get on Top of the Education Recovery



Across school systems and around the globe, the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on students. Some have thrived in online learning environments, while others have suffered from low-quality or…


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How Education Leaders Can Build Capacity for Digital Teaching and Learning


Topics: Advocacy and funding

As the rate of COVID-19 vaccinations accelerate, increasing numbers of students are returning…


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Speak Up About Racial Microaggressions in Schools


Topics: Inclusion

Cheyenne Batista, a former classroom educator and school founder, was about to get into a taxi in New York’s swanky Upper East Side in the fall of 2020 when the insult occurred. A woman exiting a taxi that…


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4 Best Practices for States to Ensure Digital Readiness for Educators



Due to the rapid transition to online and blended instruction in response to COVID-19, schools and districts have faced unprecedented challenges that continue into the new year. At the same time, there is also…


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What the 2020 General Election Results Mean for Edtech


Topics: Advocacy and funding

The 2020 campaigns leading up to Election Day 2020 have been contentious, and the issue of how to ensure safe and effective student learning during the ongoing pandemic has been a flashpoint. By and large,…


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3 Ways to Ensure IT and Edtech Plans Promote Learning 


Topics: IT infrastructure

If there is a silver lining surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that the national spotlight is shining brightly on equitable access to effective use of technology in schools. But in order to keep…