Teacher Jane Langan follows along Ms. Webb's training session on her laptop.
—Dustin Chambers for Education Week

Pressure on LMS Companies to Provide Quality PD

Educators must grasp how learning management systems can help students, yet also acquire the skills to juggle myriad academic and managerial duties. (September 29, 2014)

—Pat Jarrett for Education Week

Startup Founders Apply Education Experience

Former educators with technology interests are increasingly making their way from classrooms into the startup world as they try to use their school expertise to create ed-tech products. (September 16, 2014)

Jean Tower, the director of technology for the Northborough and Southborough public schools in Massachusetts, says “superintendents who do the hiring need to own the data” about gender inequities in the educational technology profession.
—Charlie Mahoney/Prime for Education Week

Ed-Tech Leader Gender Gaps Identified in New Study

Female ed-tech leaders appear to face more limited access to top positions and higher pay than their male counterparts, concludes an analysis by Education Week and CoSN. (September 16, 2014)

E-Rate Funding Insufficient, District Leadership Groups Contend

Just 9 percent of districts report having adequate bandwidth to support digital learning and assessments, according to a new survey. (October 17, 2014)

Skills Gaps for Online Reading Linked to Family Income

A study of 7th graders from two Connecticut school districts finds a significant achievement gap for the ability to read information critically on the Internet. (October 14, 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)

Research Initiative Aims to Collect Learning, Behavioral Data

Proponents say that facilitating the analysis of such information can help improve schools, but data-privacy advocates say the initiative poses potential problems. (October 10, 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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