Preparing students for online coursework by giving them an up-front introduction to the relevance of those virtual studies pays few dividends, a new study finds.
Between 15 and 16 million students and more than 300,000 teachers live in a household that lacks either Internet access, a digital device, or both, the report says.
The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the state education department's decision to approve the Lockport school district's facial recognition system.
The report found that only 12 percent of high-poverty districts' remote learning plans included content from an online learning platform and requirements for participation.
The urgency to resolve these issues is high as many schools appear likely to continue remote learning for at least some students next school year.
The College Board will not offer an at-home, digital version of its SAT college entrance exam this fall, reversing an earlier plan after critics raised concerns about internet access.
To do a better job tracking students whereabouts, some schools now plan to request contact information updates more regularly and offer tutorials for parents to make updates virtually.
Often touted as the next great innovation in ed tech, artificial intelligence could also have negative unintended consequences for schools if district officials don't prepare correctly.
Internet access remains out of reach for millions of homes across America, but federal officials don't agree on the scale of the problem.
Several states already offer a state-sanctioned LMS option to their schools, with some encouraging results in their efforts to cut costs and improve technical capabilities.