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Fourth graders used new low-cost laptop computers in 2012 at Ashley Park Elementary School in Charlotte, N.C., as part of a public-private partnership to encourage educational technology innovation.
—John W. Adkisson for Education Week

Freedom to Experiment Presents Challenges for School Innovation Networks

Giving small networks of schools autonomy to try new approaches with technology requires a delicate balance of logistical freedom and district technical support. (July 31, 2015)

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08/26 09:00 am | Are Open Education Resources Ready for Adaptive-Learning Technology? | Ed-tech company Knewton launches a new platform that aims to make "open" educational content adaptive and available directly to students and teachers.

EdTech Researcher Blog

08/25 04:42 pm | A Tale of Two Education Policy Polls | In a collaborative post with J. Gordon Wright from Education Post, Justin Reich analyzes the differences between poll results from Education Next and PDK/Gallup.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

08/26 03:00 pm | Helping Teachers and Schools Run Experiments | Imagine giving teachers and schools opportunities to run experiments of their own or to join larger trials. Imagine if they had access to better measures and powerful ...

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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.

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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.

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Schools wrestle with whether to use a variety of devices or to rely heavily on one type of technology to build their 1-to-1 computing programs.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Jessica B. Heppen, a managing researcher for the American Institutes for Research, conducted a study of the LAUSD's massive, and deeply troubled, ed-tech effort.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
A mountain of evidence indicates that educators have been painfully slow to use technology to change and improve the ways they teach.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Schools are learning hard lessons about the difficulties of putting in place 1-to-1 computing programs and digital curricula initiatives meant to encourage innovation and fuel academic growth.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
The K-12 OER Collaborative is supporting the creation of open educational resources, which can be built upon by educators as well as for-profit and nonprofit entities.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
A free online library of instructional materials created in New York state to align with the common-core standards has generated a vast audience.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
An overhaul of the federal E-rate program will boost funding for high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi in schools and libraries—and shift money away from other services, as shown in FCC data, broken down by Education Week.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
A move in Congress to promote schools' use of free learning resources could have a major impact on the development of curricula.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
The debate over how to best protect student data has legislators weighing the views of privacy advocates and education technology providers in this year’s crop of proposals.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
The path to securing acceptable school privacy practices is not a simple one, write Jules Polonetsky and Joseph Jerome.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week

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