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A remarkable coder with vision, people skills, and high-powered mentors, New York City 9th grader Emma Yang has the skills to thrive in an uncertain future labor market. But what about everyone else?
—Mark Abramson for Education Week

The Extraordinary Education of an Elite, 13-Year-Old Problem-Solver

Emma Yang is a remarkable coder with vision, people skills, and high-powered mentors. But her extraordinary education shows just how far we are from ensuring that most students will thrive in the jobs of tomorrow. (September 26, 2017)

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.

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How much do you know about what ESSA says regarding STEM Education, how the best programs are training and developing STEM teachers, and how districts are using resources to expand STEM instruction?

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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

10/19 04:27 pm | CSforAll Announces Computer Science Pledges from Over 170 Organizations | Most address persistent challenges in the field—like teacher training, curriculum resources, and accessible out-of-school time programs.

EdTech Researcher Blog

10/13 12:25 pm | 101 Apps NOT Mentioned in this Post | How might we create the ideal conditions for professional learning and promote conversations about deeper learning and systemic change?

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

10/18 07:03 am | 10 Really Hard Decisions Coming Our Way | The most powerful tools the world has ever known have been created- and while they have the potential to make lives better, there's a bigger problem we must be aware of. ...

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SPECIAL REPORT: Tech Counts 2017

Classroom Technology: Where Schools Stand
This report examines how schools are tackling tech training for teachers, "passive" vs. "active" use of digital tools, and online learning needs.

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Language in the sweeping federal law—added at the urging of the film, music, and publishing industries—advises schools to get the message out about copyright laws.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
New technologies and a shifting legal landscape challenge school administrators grappling with student sexting incidents.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
The College Board will allow more students to take the college entrance exam on a computer, but the digital format is still available only to a small fraction of all test-takers.
August 16, 2017 – Education Week
Louisiana's two-year-old law, the nation's strictest, may be complicating the work of the researchers who use student data to study schools.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
A group called Moms As Principals shares support and frank advice among female principals trying to balance the demands of running a school and raising their own children.
August 8, 2017 – Education Week
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently invested as much as $5.5 million in Neurocore, a company that experts say makes questionable claims based on weak scientific evidence.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Colorado is the latest state to create an endorsement in science, technology, engineering, and math for students who succeed in rigorous courses in those fields. Will the new credential carry weight with colleges and employers?
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Customizing instruction for every student can generate modest gains in math and reading scores, but it can create major implementation challenges for schools.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
From shooting threats to Nazi chat groups, students have been punished by school officials for their posts on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and YouTube.
June 29, 2017 – Education Week

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