Elite Private Schools Use Wide Range of Ed-Tech Strategies

The approaches diverge from those taken by most of their public school counterparts, but experts suggest the tactics and strategies could be replicated. (March 24, 2015)

World Economic Forum Identifies Ed-Tech Needs for 21st Century Skills

Digital resources that teach and measure "higher-order" competencies like critical thinking and problem solving, and character qualities like grit and adaptability, are in short supply. (March 19, 2015)

'Education Innovation Clusters' Aim to Improve Schools

The regional partnerships among school districts, research organizations, private companies, and other groups are emerging around the world to address educational challenges. (March 17, 2015)

Scenes, Insights From SXSWedu

The SXSWedu conference offered a glimpse of the broad array of ed-tech efforts meant to transform teaching and learning, and bring more innovative practices into schools. (March 10, 2015)

Use of Mobile Devices for Studying Skyrockets Among College Students

More than 80 percent of college students are now using mobile devices to study, and the growth in the use of those devices is shaping where and when postsecondary enrollees do academic work, a new survey from McGraw-Hill Education and Hanover Research finds. (March 17, 2015)

Staging Better Trial Runs of Ed-Tech Products in Schools

A nonprofit organization is asking for information from K-12 districts and ed-tech vendors about the benefits and drawbacks of "pilot tryouts" of products. (March 11, 2015)

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Twitter Dialogue Leads to New Privacy Policy for Popular Ed-Tech Company

Clever has revised its privacy policy to promote greater transparency and more stringent handling of student data during "corporate events" such as mergers. (March 10, 2015)

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Education Week Event

Personalizing Math Through Technology and Differentiated Instruction

An award-winning math teacher discusses his efforts to align math instruction with students’ learning needs, and offers ways that schools and districts can support and scale up personalized-learning projects.(Aug. 27, 2014, 2 to 3 p.m. ET)

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How Teachers and CEOs Are Alike

Teachers and CEOs have similar professions—too bad nobody sees it that way, writes teacher-turned-CEO Aaron Schildkrout. (March 13, 2015)

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New Principles Aim to Guide Use, Protection of Student Data

More than 30 groups representing school officials and educational data-use proponents have signed on to new principles related to student data. (March 10, 2015)

Making K-12 'Innovation' Live Up to Its Hype

Educational technology is booming, but its innovators have largely ignored the science behind how children learn, writes Matthew Muench. (March 3, 2015)

Ed-Tech Opportunities Seen in Digital Content, Data, IT Management

The educational technology market has topped $8.4 billion in value, fueled by growth in assessment and other areas, according to a new analysis. (February 27, 2015)

Half of K-12 Students to Have Access to 1-to-1 Computing by 2015-16

Futuresource Consulting projects that half of students and teachers in the U.S. will have access to their own personal computer in school by 2015-16. (February 24, 2015)

Feds Offer Advice on 'Terms of Service' to Require of Ed-Tech Vendors

Federal officials have published model "terms of service" to help guide districts on what privacy policies to demand from vendors. (February 27, 2015)

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