Chicago School Designed With Blended Learning in Mind

At the Intrinsic Schools' first permanent campus, located in a former lumberyard in Chicago, students and teachers are working in spaces designed to support blended learning and a mix of individualized and group instruction. (April 13, 2015)

Guide for Ed-Tech Developers Issued by U.S. Department of Education

Technology should make learning more meaningful and better support teachers, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told developers at the ASU+GSV summit on Tuesday. (April 7, 2015)

Pearson Calls Award of Big Calif. Testing Contract to ETS 'Invalid' and 'Illegal'

Pearson is asking California officials to re-bid a testing contract, potentially worth a quarter of billion dollars, calling the decision to award the deal to ETS illegal, arbitrary and capricious. (April 10, 2015)

Mooresville, N.C. District Plans to Build Digital Innovation Center

Superintendent Mark Edwards asked investors for $2 million to open an ed-tech innovation center in Mooresvile, N.C. where companies could test their products. (April 9, 2015)

Digital Learning Games Find a Believer in USA Today Writer

USA Today reporter Greg Toppo examines the ways digital games are transforming education in a new book, "The Game Believes in You." (April 10, 2015)

Intel Launches Ed-Tech Accelerator Offering Global Connections

Startups in K-12 and higher education can apply to this new accelerator that Intel Education and Intel Capital have started in Silicon Valley. (April 7, 2015)

Digital Education Blog

Major FERPA Overhaul Under Consideration in U.S. House

A draft overhaul FERPA would ban use of students' educational records for marketing, allow companies to be fined, and expand parental opt-out rights. (April 7, 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

Changes in District Leadership Can Leave Funders Wary

When a school superintendent leaves the position, or is fired, it can complicate a district's relationship with private funders that make heavy investments in a variety of school improvement efforts. (March 31, 2015)

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Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

For teachers taking their first steps into the ed-tech world, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media networks are incredible places to consume and learn about best practices. (April 8, 2015)

'Adaptive' K-12 Print Products Unveiled by HP, Knewton

Silicon Valley tech company HP and Knewton, the developer of digital learner profiles, are partnering on an effort to bring "adaptive" print products into K-12 schools. (April 3, 2015)

Online Coursetaking Evolving Into Viable Option for Special Ed.

A growing number of programs around the country are allowing students with disabilities to take virtual courses created with their needs in mind. (March 31, 2015)

Ed-Tech 'Innovation' Claims Today Carry Echoes of 1989

The challenges of time and money to buy and use technology innovations in the classroom are themes that recur through the decades. (April 2, 2015)

How Educators Directly Influence Ed-Tech Investment

Educators have more control than you might think over how ed-tech startups get funded and progress. (March 26, 2015)

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