—Pat Jarrett for Education Week

Startup Founders Apply Education Experience

Former educators with technology interests are increasingly making their way from classrooms into the startup world as they try to use their school expertise to create ed-tech products. (September 16, 2014)

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)

Federal Judge Shuts Down Alleged Diploma Mills at FTC's Request

A federal judge in Florida has ordered an online school that the Federal Trade Commission labeled a "diploma mill" to halt marketing to students. (September 22, 2014)

E-Learning on Snow Days Now an Option for Pennsylvania Schools

Pennsylvania will allow schools to use digital strategies to keep schools running in the event of inclement weather, beginning this year. (September 24, 2014)

Harvard-MIT Partnership Opens MOOCs for High Schoolers

Students looking to prepare for Advanced Placement exams, or simply expand their academic knowledge, now have free access to an array of classes. (September 23, 2014)

—Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times/MCT-File

Hard Lessons Learned in Ambitious L.A. iPad Initiative

After a harsh internal critique of the program, the Los Angeles school system's effort to provide all its students with digital computing devices is again in flux. (September 8, 2014)

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