—Swikar Patel/Education Week

With Patient Approach, Houston Sets Bar for Digital Transformation

Superintendent Terry B. Grier and technology chief Lenny J. Schad are partnering on a patient approach to achieving a bold vision for digitally driven learning. (February 24, 2015)

—T.J. Kirkpatrick for Education Week

Mobile Devices for Schools Generating 'Huge Momentum,' Analysts Say

Futuresource Consulting projects that half of students and teachers in the U.S. will have access to their own personal computer in school by 2015-16. (February 26, 2015)

—Damian Dovarganes/AP-File

L.A. Schools Can't Afford Computers for All Students, Superintendent Says

The Los Angeles Unified district doesn't have the money to continue with plans to provide all students with a computer, superintendent Ramon Cortines said. (February 24, 2015)

Online Testing Rolls Forward in Florida Districts, After Delays

Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart said that online testing was going smoothly, after sporadic disruptions around the state. (March 4, 2015)

Shortcomings Seen in California Virtual Education Program

A new report questions the academic performance and financial accountability of the California Virtual Academies, though the online provider and its parent company dispute the findings. (March 4, 2015)

Blended-Learning Approach Turns Teachers Into Facilitators

Some teachers in a Calif. district say that blended-learning environments, designed to leverage technology and individualize student instruction, can create new roles for teachers as well. (February 18, 2015)

A screen shot from Mission US: Flight to Freedom, the controversial digital learning game about U.S. slavery produced by WNET in New York City.

Digital-Simulation Game on U.S. Slave Experience Sparks Debate

An award-winning, publicly funded digital learning game that asks middle school students to assume the role of a black slave in 1800s America is prompting debate about when and how to employ the power of interactive technology to teach about painful eras of history. (March 3, 2015)

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