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The latest news about technology in education, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

In this 2015 photo, third grader Iyana Simmons works on a coding exercise at Michael Anderson School in Avondale, Ariz.
—Nick Cote for Education Week

Technology in Education: An Overview

From blended learning to computerized testing, digital and online technologies are reshaping the classroom experience for millions of students. (February 5, 2016)

Spotlight on Personalized Learning

In this Spotlight, discover how schools are using technology to customize student learning, how educators are personalizing literacy instruction, and learn about the successes and challenges of personalized learning efforts to date.

Spotlight on Leaders in Technology and Innovation

In this Spotlight, meet leaders who are using technology and innovation to enhance instruction and prepare students for a changing world.

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

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Rewarding Failure: An Education Week Investigation of the Cyber Charter Industry
With growing evidence that the nation's cyber charter schools are plagued by serious academic and management problems, Education Week conducted a months-long investigation into what is happening in this niche sector of K-12 schooling.

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.

Digital Education Blog

03/22 04:59 pm | Future Ready Schools to Lead Digital Personalized Learning Institutes | Future Ready Schools will lead a series of eight regional professional development events to help schools grow digital personalized learning initiatives.

EdTech Researcher Blog

03/30 02:52 pm | To Build Computational Thinking Skills - Harness the Power of Play | To create a culture of iteration and experimentation while developing broader computational thinking and technology literacy skills, students and teachers need to harness the ...

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

03/29 08:00 am | Conspiracy of 10 Lessons and Innovations Drive Postsecondary Learning | The majority of students are still leaving high school unprepared for college and career, but the good news is there are at least ten trends that will drive improved options ...

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Education Technology Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address the use of technology in the classroom, including 1-to-1 digital initiatives, blended learning, and more.

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Rolling Out a 1-to-1 Program: Rochester City's Path
The chief technology officer and the curriculum chief in the Rochester, N.Y., school district discussed how they are tapping the expertise of their curriculum, teaching, and technology staffs to plan a three-year rollout of a 1-to-1 digital initiative.

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As they wrestle with how best to engage students in learning about a sharply divided U.S. government, teachers are finding middle ground in a digital game.
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
The disconnect between ed-tech products and education research is failing students, writes the president of Teachers College, Columbia University.
February 21, 2017 – Education Week
The FCC rescinded a report showing its own program has helped spur falling bandwidth prices and new access to high-speed broadband for schools and libraries.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
Three years after the demise of the education data company, the ed-tech sector is still struggling to make sense of what went wrong, and how to address persistent data-sharing challenges.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
Following a policy reversal by the FCC, nine companies will no longer be able to participate in a federal program that offers subsidized internet access to low-income Americans.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
After three decades of writing about the classroom limitations of technology, the Stanford professor talks about his observations of some promising approaches.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
Ajit Pai is a determined critic of recent decisions to increase funding for the E-rate program and of efforts to protect "net neutrality."
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
The E-rate program, state broadband initiatives, and technological improvements continue to yield big gains in K-12 internet connectivity, according to a new analysis by EducationSuperHighway.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
Education officials are wrestling with how they would protect student data if the Trump administration tried to use it for immigration-enforcement purposes.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week

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