The European Union last month came to an agreement on the Digital Services Act , which would set stricter protections on data privacy and tech company accountability.
The Saint Paul School District in Minnesota was forced to move to virtual PD during the pandemic, but it still sees many advantages to face-to-face support, says Craig Anderson, the district’s executive director of the office of teaching and learning.
The funding is part of a $7 billion federal stimulus measure created last year to boost student and teacher connectivity away from school.
Most teachers say their students are spending an hour or more of the school day using educational technology, according to a recent EdWeek Market Brief survey.
A district in Texas is looking for professional development instructional leadership, while a system in Maryland seeks tier II or III writing-based interventions.
Five school districts are experimenting with holding vendors to outcome-based standards for tutoring. Others could follow.
A district in Missouri is looking for a career and technical education summer program, while a system in Texas seeks a universal math screener.
Newly proposed federal rules would overhaul the process for making awards through the federal program, which aims to improve school and library internet connectivity.
School districts are moving quickly to hire tutoring companies — in some cases, several of them — to shore up student academic challenges exacerbated by the pandemic.
School districts looking to engage students will continue to need a robust virtual experience, even with the widespread return to in-person learning, says Kiddom Chief Academic Officer Abbas Manjee.