Wyoming seeks balance in revised K-12 computer science standards
After an attempt to approve the standards stalled in March, policymakers are now weighing a thorough curriculum against teachers' ability to teach it.
How should teachers manage smartphone distractions in the classroom?
Commentary: edWeb.net's Eileen Belastock reviews research showing students with smartphones receive one notification every eight minutes and pay less
Florida high school student sends vulgar memo to entire school after email 'hack'
School administrators are now investigating how he managed to send an obscene email to all students, staff and faculty.
Education's openness a unique security challenge, Verizon says in data breach report
Though the education sector faces similar threats seen elsewhere, its challenge is balancing essential flexibility with sound security practices.
Hundreds sign petition against FCC's plan to commercialize education's wireless service
A wireless internet service currently available primarily to educational institutions could soon be opened up for private industry to monetize.
Turn struggling readers into leaders with assistive technology
Commentary: edWeb.net’s Eileen Belastock explains how resources like audiobooks can empower students to learn more independently.
How your SIS can help keep students safe
Commentary: Data management coordinator Jacque Deckard says common software already in use in K-12 districts can mitigate threats against students.
Ransomware disrupts standardized testing in Idaho school district
Though no sensitive information was leaked, administrators say the incident barred access to essential tools.
One way or another, schools are connecting their students to broadband
Commentary: The methods in each state vary, says edWeb.net's Stacey Pusey, but most states have coordinated strategies for reaching everyone.
Reading from screens hurts comprehension, research finds
New research indicates paper has the edge when it comes to understanding the material, but digital media remains easier to distribute and carry.