Andrew Charleson, left, and Irene Song read assignments on Google Chromebooks during an advanced 6th grade reading class at Ridgeview Middle School in Gaithersburg, Md. Educators say the laptops make student and teacher collaboration easy.
—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)

'Big Data' Research Effort Faces Student-Privacy Questions

A coalition of prominent research universities is receiving federal support to redesign and scale up a massive repository for analyzing learning and behavioral data. (October 21, 2014)

E-Rate Funding Would Get Major Boost Under FCC Chair's Plan

The overall funding cap for the E-rate would rise from $2.4 billion to $3.9 billion a year, under a plan put forward by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. (November 17, 2014)

Teachers' Knowledge of Technology Undersold, Study Says

A recent study challenges the notion that poor integration of technology in classrooms stems from teachers' inexperience with technology outside of classrooms. (November 11, 2014)

Blended Learning Requires New Human-Resources Strategies, Group Contends

New roles for teachers in blended classrooms should mean new recruitment, evaluation, and retention strategies by districts, says a new report from TNTP. (November 10, 2014)

Ed-Tech Vendors Often in Dark on District Needs, Study Shows

Many districts use needs assessments and pilot tests to set ed-tech priorities, but those efforts tend to produce little useful information for companies, the report says. (November 13, 2014)

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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Digital Advances Reshaping K-12 Testing

(March 10, 2014)

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Teams will compete for a $15 million Global Learning X-Prize to deliver education technology so children can be self-taught in basic literacy and numeracy. (11/26 04:33 pm)
The market for testing and assessment has grown by 57 percent over two years ago, according to the Software & Information Industry Association. (11/26 08:42 am)
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