'Big Data' Research Effort Faces Student-Privacy Questions

A coalition of prominent research universities is receiving federal support to redesign and scale up a massive repository for analyzing learning and behavioral data. (October 21, 2014)

Ed. Startups Get Money, Advice From Federal Program

Operating within the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, the Small Business Innovation Research program has backed the development of dozens of ed-tech companies. (October 28, 2014)

Educators Evaluate Array of Formative Testing Products

Many schools' personalized learning efforts hinge on the use of formative assessment tools, including embedded online curriculum, adaptive-learning platforms, and stand-alone tests. (October 17, 2014)

What Is 'Personalized Learning'? Educators Seek Clarity

Education technology advocates, philanthropies, and others are trying to create a clearer definition of what qualifies as "personalized learning," one of the most popular terms in education today. (October 20, 2014)

'Smart' Venture Capital Firms Making Fewer Ed-Tech Deals, Analysis Finds

While money continues to pour into ed tech at a strong pace, the number of deals by "smart-money VC firms" has slowed in 2014, according to CB Insights. (October 16, 2014)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Internal Tech Incubator

HMH Labs will attempt to bring about educational innovation through the "experimentation. and rapid prototyping of new technology solutions." (October 23, 2014)

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Digital Learning Games Used by Majority of Teachers, Survey Finds

Digital games have gone mainstream in U.S. schools, but their full potential to support learning has yet to be tapped, a new report finds. (October 21, 2014)

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Chat: Putting Personalized Learning to Work

Horry County school officials will discuss the district's successful personalized learning initiatives—including how it has evolved, the best methods for implementation, and problems to avoid. (November 10, 1 p.m.)

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Big Year Looms for Common-Core Testing

This is the academic year when nearly every state must give assessments aligned to their "college- and career-ready" standards. But there are questions about how well those tests will measure mastery of the standards. (September 3, 2014)

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Taking Stock of Personalized Learning

This report tackles the issue of personalized learning, arguably one of the hottest topics in education this year, and an educational concept that raises all kinds of questions and concerns about how students should learn in the digital age. (October 20, 2014)

Apple to Donate iPads to Thousands of Students for ConnectED Program

The company will give iPads to every student in 114 schools, as part of the $100 million commitment made earlier this year to President Obama's ConnectED initiative. (October 28, 2014)

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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)

Google's Classroom Gets Upgrades, Scrutiny

Teachers are using Google's Classroom to manage workflow with their students, but some technology directors think the tool distracts from their districts' learning management systems. (October 21, 2014)

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