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Educational technology refers not only to the hardware and software used in an educational setting, but how technological resources are used to support teaching and learning. RAND researchers form multidisciplinary teams to field rigorous studies of educational technology that provide actionable information to educators, policymakers, and product developers.

  • Nine year old student Jordan in his bedroom attending online school in Broward County, Florida, March 31, 2020, photo by Johnny Louis/Reuters

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    School District Leaders Indicate Online Instruction Will Outlast COVID-19. Here's What to Consider

    Jan 27, 2021

    Remote K–12 learning at scale is an unprecedented challenge for everyone involved. It can and would improve dramatically if educators, government, and philanthropy treated it as a work in progress, featuring evidence-based development of quality online curricula, continuous improvement, and engagement of teachers.

  • Teachers work outside their school building for safety reasons as they prepare for the delayed start of the school year due to COVID-19, in Brooklyn, New York City, September 14, 2020, photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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    This School Year Could Be Another Casualty of the Pandemic

    Nov 16, 2020

    Most U.S. schools are providing either fully remote or hybrid instruction as the pandemic continues to limit students' learning. Students are less prepared for grade-level work and those from vulnerable populations are most at risk of falling behind. Some 80 percent of teachers report burnout.

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    Andrea Phillips

    Senior Policy Analyst
    Education B.S. in education and child development, Vanderbilt University; M.Ed. in special education; applied behavior analysis, Vanderbilt University

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    Michael G. Shanley

    Senior Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in public policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.A. in urban and regional planning, Cornell University; B.S. in industrial management, Purdue University

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    Elizabeth D. Steiner

    Policy Researcher; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S.P.P.M. in public policy administration and analysis, Carnegie Mellon University; B.A. in psychology, Vassar College

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    Susan G. Straus

    Senior Behavioral Scientist, Research Quality Assurance Manager
    Education Ph.D. and M.A. in industrial/organizational psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; B.A. in psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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