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)

Kayla-Meeks Cook, a 6th grader, gets help from teacher John Williams at Whittemore Park Middle School in Conway, S.C. The students were using their iPads to pick out recipes and calculate ingredients as part of a skills task.
—James Jason Lee for Education Week

District's Ambitious Personalized Learning Effort Shows Progress

A South Carolina school district hopes to replicate the initial success at a middle school, where test scores, student engagement, and teacher attendance have improved. (October 20, 2014)

Personalized Learning Plans for Vermont Students Move Forward

Vermont public schools have until next fall to prepare for a new law requiring all middle and high school students to have personalized learning plans. (October 24, 2014)

Digital Learning Games Used by Majority of Teachers, Survey Finds

Digital games have gone mainstream in U.S. schools, but their full potential to support learning has yet to be tapped, a new report finds. (October 21, 2014)

Ed-Tech Industry Weighs Impact of New Data-Privacy Laws

A California law is one of the most aggressive attempts to balance the promise of digital learning technologies with concerns about the privacy of children's sensitive information. (October 7, 2014)

Ed. Startups Get Money, Advice From Federal Program

Operating within the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, the Small Business Innovation Research program has backed the development of dozens of ed-tech companies. (October 28, 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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Marketplace K-12 Blog

The company will give iPads to every student in 114 schools, as part of the $100 million commitment made earlier this year to President Obama's ConnectED initiative. (10/29 09:11 am)
European countries' views about how educational technology can be used to improve schools in some respects mirror those of educators and policymakers in the United States, a ... (10/28 09:51 am)
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A podcast from the Harvard Graduate School of Education about Massive: The Future of Learning at Scale. (10/24 08:23 pm)
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