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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)

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Digital Education Blog

02/11 05:14 pm | Christensen Institute Offers Database to Compare School Blended Learning Models | A research and advocacy hub for blended learning has created an online "social network" so schools can learn from each other's blended experiences.

EdTech Researcher Blog

02/11 11:15 am | Research to Support Innovation in Schools | When asked to "innovate" classrooms and schools, look to these four studies as empirical evidence in support of significant, positive change.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

02/11 04:24 am | Three Smart State Approaches to Competency-Based Education | A progress report on three states you might consider unlikely policy innovators when it comes to competency-based education: Idaho, Georgia and Ohio.

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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.

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October 20, 2015 - Education Week
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October 19, 2015 - Education Week
Eight federal bills, amendments, or provisions related to student-data privacy have been introduced in 2015.
October 19, 2015 - Education Week
Schools are vulnerable to outside hacking, in-house errors, and even technology gaps at companies they work with. Yet, school systems often lack specific plans for dealing with data breaches once they occur, creating logistical and public relations challenges.
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As more and more large, well-known companies—such as Home Depot and Target—fall victim to cyberattacks, school districts are realizing they could be next.
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The beleaguered digital education division that News Corp. invested $1 billion in since 2010 was sold on Sept. 30 to a team of 11 Amplify executives.
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