Patrick Kilty, a Summit High history teacher, is integrating new digital tools into lessons to develop better ways to generate ongoing feedback about individual student performance.
—Leah Nash for Education Week

Testing Digital Tools to Improve Formative Assessments

Summit High School in Oregon is experimenting with a mix of new technologies to build teacher-student feedback loops that help personalize instruction. (March 10, 2014)

Brad Jefferson, the CEO of Animoto, a cloud-based video-creation service that works free of charge with schools, poses in the company’s San Francisco offices.
—Ramin Rahimian for Education Week

Ed. Industry Groups Outline Steps to Protect Privacy of Student Data

Companies and K-12 schools are struggling to plot their way out of what has become an emotionally charged and polarized atmosphere around data privacy. (April 14, 2014)

Student teacher Jayne Hubbell works with students in a kindergarten class at Buena Vista Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn.
—Josh Anderson for Education Week

Districts Tackle Technology Gaps

The gap between districts that appear to be well prepared to put digital instruction and assessment in place and those that aren't is significant. (March 10, 2014)

Prominent Ed-Tech Players' Data-Privacy Policies Attract Scrutiny

A review of the data-privacy policies of Edmodo, Khan Academy, and Pearson—which have access to information about tens of millions of students—yields concerns. (April 14, 2014)

Investor Lawsuit Targets K12 Inc. and Stock Sales of Former CEO

A federal lawsuit alleges that the online education provider K12 Inc. misled investors, and says that the company's former CEO benefited by selling off stock before the company's stock price fell. (April 14, 2014)

Why Data Is Education's 'Killer App'

Using student data that is protected and centered on personalizing learning is the key to true education transformation, writes Michael King. (April 1, 2014)

Digital Simulations Emphasize Problem Solving

Simulations designed to make students communicate and work with others to solve problems are receiving new attention in K-12 testing, despite questions about cost, reliability, and validity. (March 10, 2014)

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