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Q&A: How to Protect Your K–12 Schools from Cybercrime Using the Zero-Trust Model

EdTech Magazine

Marlon Shears has spent more than 20 years working on the IT teams for some of the biggest K–12 districts in the nation. He started out as a software engineer at Los Angeles Unified School District and then moved on to Dallas Independent School District, where he soon became deputy CTO. After three years, he went on to Fort Worth ISD as CIO and now serves as CIO at IDEA Public Schools, headquartered in Texas.

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Structure Feedback to Affirm Student Identity

MiddleWeb

When teachers effectively implement feedback to make success visible to students, achievement increases and stronger relationships result. Educator and author Miriam Plotinsky suggests having a clear, written set of expectations for assignments and avoiding the “feedback hole.“ The post Structure Feedback to Affirm Student Identity first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Schools Are Reducing Their Cybersecurity Risks with These Strategies

EdTech Magazine

Like it or not, in addition to providing students with an education, schools are also in the business of managing risk. They store heaps of sensitive information, and it can be detrimental if that information falls into the wrong hands. Relying on internal teams to keep their information secure can be daunting, expensive and time-consuming. This is concerning to K–12 schools.

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How one district has diversified its advanced math classes — without the controversy

The Hechinger Report

TULSA, Okla. — Amoni and Zoe scattered the contents of a sandwich bag full of fruit-flavored candy across their desks as part of a math lesson on ratios. “What does it mean to have 50 percent?” their teacher, Kelly Woodfin, asked the sixth graders in her advanced math class. “What does it mean to have half?” Amoni and Zoe, both 11, ate just one piece of candy each, as they converted the share of green apples or pink strawberries from their bag into fractions, decimals and percents.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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How Does AI Help Teachers?

eSchool News

Key points: AI empowers educators to create more adaptive and engaging learning environments Learn about the benefits of AI in education Discover more about why AI in education is essential for learning AI in education is revolutionizing learning by becoming an invaluable aid to teachers. Beyond automation, AI enhances teaching with personalized support, content creation, and data-driven insights.

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OPINION: Post-affirmative action, let’s look past our obsession with the Ivy Leagues and other elite schools

The Hechinger Report

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down affirmative action in college admissions last June fueled heated debates and raised questions about the distribution of opportunities to attend highly selective education institutions. Among them is: How will we ensure diverse leadership in this country if student diversity decreases at Ivy League and other top colleges?

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One school district’s ‘playbook’ for undoing far-right education policies

The Hechinger Report

Last spring, when the odds seemed far longer, Bob Cousineau, a social studies teacher at Pennridge High School, predicted that whatever happened in his embattled district would become a national “case study” one way or another. It would either create “the blueprint” for outside political interests to enact a complete takeover of local public schools, he said, or “the blueprint for how to stand up to it.

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