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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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Use Research-Based Approaches to Choose Edtech Apps


Topics: Learning sciences

Evaluating and choosing educational applications for school learning has often been compared to the wild, wild West. Yet, selecting the “just right” app for teaching and learning to meet learning targets is…


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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…


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5 Reasons Why It Is More Important Than Ever to Teach Creativity


Topics: Creativity

On the laundry list of skills and content areas teachers have to cover, creativity doesn’t traditionally get top billing. It’s usually lumped together with other soft skills like communication and collaboration…


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Education Leaders: Get Federal Funding for Your District!


Topics: Funding, Online learning

As school building closures extend into 2021, states and districts continue to leverage online and blended learning models to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to do so effectively, strategic…