Reality Check Reveals Ed-Tech Challenges

Schools are learning hard lessons about the difficulties of putting in place 1-to-1 computing programs and digital curricula initiatives meant to encourage innovation and fuel academic growth. (June 10, 2015)

Millennials Know Tech, But Not How to Solve Problems With It, Study Says

Despite U.S. millennials' widespread use of technology, they still score "dead last" among adults from various countries in their ability to problem-solve with it, a report says. (June 12, 2015)

Federal Court Allows FCC Open Internet Rules to Go Forward

A federal court ruling will allow FCC rules protecting "net neutrality" to go forward, despite the telecom industry's objections. (June 12, 2015)

E-Rate 2.0: Advice for Companies Navigating Changes to the Program

Businesses working with schools can help themselves by closely monitoring applications to the E-rate program, and their use of federal discounts made available, a newly published guide says. (June 8, 2015)

The E-Rate Overhaul in 4 Easy Charts

An overhaul of the federal E-rate program will boost funding for high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi in schools and libraries—and shift money away from other services, as shown in FCC data, broken down by Education Week. (June 2, 2015)

K-12 Dealmakers to Focus on Adaptive Learning, Assessment, Report Says

Mergers and acquisition opportunities in K-12 will focus on companies that provide adaptive learning and online assessments, according to Berkery Noyes. (June 3, 2015)

Digital Education Blog

E-Rate Funding Commitments Already Flowing

The FCC is pushing to get E-rate funding commitments out faster, a move hailed by schools, libraries, and advocates. (June 3, 2015)

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Education Week Event

Ed-Tech Leadership Evolves in Houston

Houston Leaders to Learn From will discuss how to work with educators and district leaders on ed-tech initiatives, balance innovation with technological realities, and evaluate the impact of ed-tech programs.
(April 28, 2015, 12 to 1 p.m. ET)

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Education Week

State Lawmakers Balance Concerns on Student-Data Privacy

The debate over how to best protect student data has legislators weighing the views of privacy advocates and education technology providers in this year’s crop of proposals. (May 19, 2015)

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Sixty Percent of U.S. Chromebook Sales Are for Education, Report Concludes

Chromebook sales to end-users will reach 7.3 million units in 2015, a 27 percent increase from last year, according to a new report. (May 28, 2015)

'Pricing Database' Envisioned for Districts to Compare Costs of Ed-Tech Purchases

The online portal would allow districts to share information on the costs they're paying for educational technology, especially desktops, laptops, and tablets. (May 27, 2015)

Data Breaches in Education Sector Are Costly, Study Finds

An education company's cost of a data breach can be $300 per compromised record, making it one of the most costly industries for lost or stolen records. (May 28, 2015)

Banning Cellphones Leads to Higher Test Scores, U.K. Study Finds

U.K. researchers found that banning cellphones effectively added an hour of instructional time per week. Low-achieving and at-risk students saw the largest benefits. (May 21, 2015)

When Is an Educational App Classroom Worthy?

There are over 80,000 apps in the Apple store marked as "educational." How do educators and schools distinguish the quality applications from the subpar? (May 26, 2015)

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