FCC Chairman Wants E-Rate Application Process Improved

An online application portal has "serious flaws" and is over budget, harming schools and libraries seeking funds for telecommunications services, said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. (April 19, 2017)

Curriculum 'Playlists': A Take on Personalized Learning

Some schools are betting on algorithm-driven playlists to customize lessons for students, but the technology doesn't come cheap—at least not yet. (March 28, 2017)

With Hacking in Headlines, K-12 Cybersecurity Ed. Gets More Attention

Federal and state agencies are supporting a wide range of education and workforce-development efforts aimed at countering digital security threats. (March 21, 2017)

Algorithmic Bias a Rising Concern for Ed-Tech Field, RAND Researchers Say

A RAND Corporation report on how to mitigate bias in public-policy tools driven by artificial intelligence has implications for K-12 schools. (December 0, )

Privacy Watchdog Raises Alarms About 'Spying' on Students Via Ed Tech

Results from an unscientific survey by the Electronic Frontier Foundation suggest parents and students are worried about surveillance in schools. (December 0, )

Digital Tools Target ESSA Parent-Engagement Rule

School districts face new demands under federal law to show they're engaging parents in students' education, and many ed-tech companies are trying to address that need. (December 0, )

Ex-FCC Chair Blasts Efforts to Change Lifeline, Net Neutrality, Privacy Rules

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler blasted his Republican successor, accusing him of using "smokescreens" and "double speak" on key issues affecting K-12 schools. (December 0, )

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Technology Counts 2016: Transforming the Classroom

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Marketplace K-12 Blog

At the Education Business Forum, executives learned how the booming use of technology in schools around the world could open doors and stir competition. (12/11 03:05 pm)
Three major investors in ed-tech said companies looking for investment capital should focus on addressing unmet needs in schools. (12/09 09:53 pm)
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To thwart resistance to change and mitigate bias, consider design thinking to provide teachers with an opportunity to learn. (04/27 09:40 pm)
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