Students participate in classes at Houston’s Energy Institute High School, where a new system for using digital content is being tested.
—Photos by Swikar Patel/Education Week

Big Districts Pressure Publishers on Digital-Content Delivery

As a condition of doing business, the districts are demanding a universal technical format they believe can help educators manage digital content and personalize instruction. (December 1, 2014)

—T.J. Kirkpatrick for Education Week

Chromebooks Gaining Popularity in School Districts

The low-cost, cloud-based laptops from Google accounted for nearly one-third of all mobile digital-device sales to U.S. schools in the first half of 2014. (November 11, 2014)

Students from Norman Thomas High School in New York City pay a vendor a dollar a day to store their cellphones. The city district currently bans the possession of student-owned digital devices in school.
—Richard Drew/AP

N.Y.C. Schools to Open Doors to Student Cellphones

The country's largest school district plans to end its ban on student cellphones in schools, following the path of a growing number of districts. (October 28, 2014)

Apprentice Programs in High-Tech Fields Get $100M Boost From Dept. of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor will award 25 grants totaling $100 million to public-private partnerships that develop registered apprenticeship programs. (December 11, 2014)

Study: Struggling Math Students Gain Using Personalized, Blended Program

Students using the blended learning math program Teach to One: Math, which adapts to students' instructional needs daily, increased their math skills significantly over national norms. (December 4, 2014)

Chromebook Sales to K-12 Schools Reach New Heights

More than one million Chromebooks were sold in the U.S. K-12 education market during the third quarter of this year, accounting for 35 percent of all devices sold to schools. (December 4, 2014)

FCC Approves Major E-Rate Funding Increase on Party-Line Vote

Funding for the E-rate, a federal program that supports technology in schools, will rise about 60 percent under a plan approved by the FCC today. (December 11, 2014)

—James Jason Lee for Education Week

Taking Stock of Personalized Learning

This report tackles the issue of personalized learning, an educational concept that raises all kinds of questions and concerns about how students should learn in the digital age. (October 20, 2014)

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