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Students participate in classes at Houston’s Energy Institute High School, where a new system for using digital content is being tested.
—Photos by Swikar Patel/Education Week

Big Districts Pressure Publishers on Digital-Content Delivery

As a condition of doing business, the districts are demanding a universal technical format they believe can help educators manage digital content and personalize instruction. (December 1, 2014)

Spotlight on Technology in the Classroom

This Spotlight takes a closer look at innovative high-tech resources that are transforming classrooms and learning.

Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Technology

This Spotlight explores how districts are using technology to improve student learning, introducing games into classrooms, and using multimedia resources across the subject areas.

Issue Backgrounder

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Technology in Education

Digital Education Blog

03/31 01:40 pm | Online-Testing Shift in States Includes Focus on College Readiness | States are rapidly moving forward with new assessments, many of which are being given online, and many of which are focused on the transition from gauging preparation for ...

EdTech Researcher Blog

03/24 10:20 pm | Two Frames for Learning at Scale | The Learning at Scale project can be about trying to replicate tutorials at scale, or it can be about creating learning experiences where scale is an affordance rather than a ...

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

03/26 06:00 pm | Districts Racing to Personalize Learning | The Race to the Top-District (RTT-D) program is contributing to the changes made by districts to personalize learning and blend learning environments. In many cases, it's ...

On-Demand Webinars

Forging the Technology-Curriculum Link
It’s important for educators to be thoughtful and deliberate in aligning both technology and curriculum to develop the most successful programs for students, which was the focus of this webinar.

The District Goes Digital: Leveraging Online Learning for Broader Student Achievement
In this webinar, Kim McClelland, assistant superintendent of Falcon School District 49 in Colorado Springs, discussed how her district leveraged lessons learned from the implementation of a full-time, online virtual school to address a much broader spectrum of student needs.

Chat Transcript

The Accountability Push in Virtual Learning
Join us on April 9, as our guests will discuss why accountability is so important for virtual schools, what they are doing to ensure high-quality learning for students, and what challenges they face in meeting that goal.

Special Collections

Technology Counts 2012
The 15th edition of Education Week’s annual report on educational technology tackles the shift in the virtual education landscape, where the rise in popularity is intersecting with a call for greater accountability.

Digital Directions
Education Week's destination site for ed-tech leaders, educators, and advocates, Digital Directions provides daily content on the latest trends, issues, and developments in ed tech.

PD Directory

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
Computer / Technology
Data Analysis
Instructional Technology

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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 - Education Week
A New Jersey high school student who posted a tweet about a question on a common-core test has unintentionally sparked a national controversy.
March 30, 2015 - Education Week
Third-party entities are showing educators and businesses how to work together to shape new, more relevant career and technical education programs.
March 25, 2015 - Education Week
New CTE programs pose a new challenge for educators: how to form deeper, longer partnerships with businesses.
March 25, 2015 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
More than 30 groups representing school officials and educational data-use proponents have signed on to new principles related to student data.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
Some school districts are testing new approaches to address a common challenge: how to get academic and technology departments to work more closely together.
March 16, 2015 - Education Week
Whether they're called assistant superintendents for teaching and learning, chief innovation officers, or curriculum coordinators, chief academic officers have one mission: academics.
March 16, 2015 - Education Week
An award-winning, publicly funded digital learning game that asks middle school students to assume the role of a black slave in 1800s America is prompting debate about when and how to employ the power of interactive technology to teach about painful eras of history.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week

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