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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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Education Technology Webinars

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

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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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and pediatrician Priscilla Chan will invest hundreds of millions of dollars per year in a new, "whole-child" vision of personalized learning.
June 29, 2017 – Education Week
Students need to learn to question and transform technology’s role in society, write Florence R. Sullivan and Jill Denner.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
AdvancED is expanding its school improvement contracting as states prepare for the Every Student Succeeds Act rollout, even as some caution about the potential for it to become both judge and service provider.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
K-12 educators have a challenging road ahead in improving their use of technology. And that is why reporting on the state of school technology is more important than ever.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
America's most innovative schools constantly help teachers learn to use technology. But in many high-poverty schools, the barriers to good teacher training can seem insurmountable.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
Better research will help schools evolve toward more creative use of classroom technology, ed-tech leaders predict.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
Educators are now considering televisions in place of classroom projectors, but concerns about adaptability remain.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
Startup company Desmos is taking on Texas Instruments with its free, web-based calculator, which is attracting the attention of teachers and test providers.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
Online simulations, high-tech equipment, and student-owned digital devices are opening up a world of experimentation for science classes.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
Educators report there are fewer social-studies-specific digital learning tools than for subjects such as math, which are part of the Common Core State Standards.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week

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