Freedom to Experiment Presents Challenges for School Innovation Networks

Giving small networks of schools autonomy to try new approaches with technology requires a delicate balance of logistical freedom and district technical support. (July 29, 2015)

Minecraft Fueling Creative Ideas, Analytical Thinking in K-12 Classrooms

One of the world's most popular video games has made significant inroads into K-12 classrooms for teaching everything from city planning to physics. (August 18, 2015)

Big Hype, Hard Fall for News Corp.'s $1 Billion Ed-Tech Venture

Amplify, the education division of Rupert Murdoch's company, is deeply in the red and on the auction block after its ambitious vision failed to materialize. (August 25, 2015)

Why Is Measuring Learning So Difficult? A Video Conversation

A new video discussion gets at why learning is much more complex than educators can ever pin down, but there are still ways to measure learning experiences. (August 19, 2015)

'De-Identifying' Student Data Is Key for Protecting Privacy

Schools and the companies that work with them are being urged to do a better job clearing personal information from student records that are shared with outside organizations. (August 25, 2015)

Are Open Education Resources Ready for Adaptive-Learning Technology?

Ed-tech company Knewton launches a new platform that aims to make "open" educational content adaptive and available directly to students and teachers. (August 26, 2015)

Landscape of Children's TV Shifted Beneath 'Sesame Street'

The deal sending the show to HBO reflects a world with vastly more programming for children on more channels than when "Sesame Street" first launched. (August 25, 2015)

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Digital Advances Reshaping K-12 Testing

(March 10, 2014)

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In the first two weeks of school, the biggest facilities cost will be for air conditioning repairs, which will require $170 million, a study says. (09/03 10:53 pm)
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