Jean Tower, the director of technology for the Northborough and Southborough public schools in Massachusetts, says “superintendents who do the hiring need to own the data” about gender inequities in the educational technology profession.
—Charlie Mahoney/Prime for Education Week

Ed-Tech Leader Gender Gaps Identified in New Study

Female ed-tech leaders appear to face more limited access to top positions and higher pay than their male counterparts, concludes an analysis by Education Week and CoSN. (September 16, 2014)

After decades of false starts and unkept promises, makers of virtual-reality technology could be ready to give students a new and potentially powerful way to learn.
—Luis Enrique Ascui/AP for Education Week

Oculus Rift Fueling New Vision for Virtual Reality in K-12

After decades of false starts and unkept promises, makers of virtual-reality technology could be ready to give students a new and potentially powerful way to learn. (August 26, 2014)

L.A. Superintendent Deasy Defends iPad Contract From 'Political' Criticism

Los Angeles schools chief John Deasy fired back at critics questioning the integrity of the process behind a $30 million contract with Apple and Pearson. (September 2, 2014)

IKeepSafe Launches K-12 Digital Literacy Initiative With Free Online Curriculum

The curriculum, released this week, is the first in a series of lessons and resources to be released by the nonprofit over the next 18 months. (August 29, 2014)

Schools Set to Adjust to Revamped E-Rate Policies

A new version of the E-rate program will include funding for school and library wireless-technology projects, and phase out support for services that federal officials see as outmoded. (August 1, 2014)

GlassLab Opens Opportunity for Education-Game Makers

Developers hoping to transform digital learning games from lightweight classroom fun to serious instructional tools could soon have access to new technologies to help make that happen. (August 19, 2014)

L.A. Schools Chief Halts Massive iPad Contract Amid Questions

Schools Superintendent John Deasy said the district will launch a new bidding process and "no longer utilize our current contract" with Apple. (August 26, 2014)

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