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)

—Charles Mostoller for Education Week

Why Ed Tech Is Not Transforming How Teachers Teach

A mountain of evidence indicates that educators have been painfully slow to use technology to change and improve the ways they teach. (June 10, 2015)

Will 'Girly' Tech Attract More Girls to Computer Programming?

A New York City startup hopes that programmable friendship bracelets will be a hit with young girls—and stoke their interest in coding and computer science. (July 8, 2015)

Is Your District Missing the Digital Literacy Boat?

When it comes to purchasing and utilizing digital books, school and district leaders need to do their homework. (June 23, 2015)

Project Designed to Test, Develop Ed-Tech Opens for Business

The Jefferson Education Accelerator, designed to test and support ed-tech ventures, announces it will support its first company: Echo360, a teaching and learning platform. (July 29, 2015)

Amazon Top Pick to Build N.Y.C. Schools e-Book ‘Marketplace’

Educators in New York City would be able to buy e-books for their schools via an Amazon "storefront," pending approval of a $30 million contract. (July 30, 2015)

Science Tools the Focus of New Ed-Tech Accelerator

NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, will make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000. (July 30, 2015)

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Digital Advances Reshaping K-12 Testing

(March 10, 2014)

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