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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.

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Technology in Education

Digital Education Blog

03/04 05:29 pm | Online Testing Rolls Forward in Florida Districts, After Delays | Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart said Wednesday that online testing was going smoothly, after two days of sporadic disruptions around the state.

EdTech Researcher Blog

02/28 07:43 pm | New Research on Games and Classroom Assessment Practices | A new report on the classroom uses of games describes promising practices for games and formative assessments.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

03/06 05:00 am | Most Likely To Succeed: A Film About What School Could Be | With stubbornly high levels of young adult unemployment and underemployment, "Most Likely To Succeed" explores the broken bargain that diplomas equal employability. ...

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 district judge said Idaho's troubled broadband contract is void, clarifying a November ruling that sent state officials scrambling to find a solution to preserve the state's public schools broadband program.
February 12, 2015 - AP
The pairing of blended learning and an expanded school day hits the sweet spot for improving K-12 education, concludes a new guide for educators and policymakers.
February 3, 2015 - Education Week
In the field of education, definitions vary for differentiated instruction, a popular approach for teaching children with a wide range of academic strengths and interests.
January 28, 2015 - Education Week
The Guilford County, N.C., school district and its vendor, Amplify, have shared the cost of getting a failed 1-to-1 computing initiative back on track this school year.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
State officials are scrambling to make sure their broadband network provides service to school districts, following a legal battle that has left the network's future in limbo.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
A proposed new federal Student Digital Privacy Act would put new restrictions on how companies use student data, but hurdles abound.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
A group of local foundations, universities, technologists, and advocates in Pittsburgh has created a blueprint for supporting digital innovation in the early years that the White House and others hope to replicate.
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
Educational technology in the classrooms of young children is here to stay. Now, the challenge is making sure it is used appropriately. Belmont Hills Elementary School in Pennsylvania uses technology in the classroom.
January 7, 2015 - Education Week
Teaching nanoscience could help integrate STEM studies and point students to new careers.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
Large-scale and ambitious education initiatives hold no academic promises for students, writes researcher Hunter Gehlbach.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week

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