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

Before Buying Technology, Asking 'Why?'
—Ross Brenneman/Education Week

Before Buying Technology, Asking 'Why?'

Districts might believe that personalized learning follows directly from major technology purchases, but the reality tends to show otherwise. (June 18, 2014)

Getting Personal

Spotlight on Technology in the Classroom

This Spotlight takes a closer look at innovative high-tech resources that are transforming classrooms and learning.

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.

Issue Backgrounder

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Technology in Education

Digital Education Blog

07/22 03:50 pm | Teacher Designs App to Help Colleagues 'CYA' During Evaluations | A new app developed by a Pennsylvania teacher lets educators catalog and store classroom evidence that their work is meeting new evaluation standards.

EdTech Researcher Blog

07/21 10:27 am | Results from the 2017 Khan Academy Study | Predicting the results from a recently awarded three-year grant to study the implementation of Khan Academy in community colleges.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

07/21 01:37 pm | Make or Break, Why Middle School Math Counts | How do we increase motivation, build persistence, support the transition into a more independent educational experience, and prepare for future success?

On-Demand Webinars

Forging the Technology-Curriculum Link
It’s important for educators to be thoughtful and deliberate in aligning both technology and curriculum to develop the most successful programs for students, which was the focus of this webinar.

The District Goes Digital: Leveraging Online Learning for Broader Student Achievement
In this webinar, Kim McClelland, assistant superintendent of Falcon School District 49 in Colorado Springs, discussed how her district leveraged lessons learned from the implementation of a full-time, online virtual school to address a much broader spectrum of student needs.

Chat Transcript

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.

PD Directory

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
Computer / Technology
Data Analysis
Instructional Technology

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March 3, 2014 - Education Week
The subject is getting a fresh look from state and local policymakers, with many pushing measures to expand access to computing courses.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
The pressure on schools to upgrade their technology is growing very fast right now, but they will not see the new E-rate dollars until 2015.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
Entrepreneurial growth in U.S. cities is generated more by high school diplomas and college degrees than by venture capital investments or government funding, says new research.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
The state's STEM school is expanding its influence beyond campus with outreach initiatives, including after-school, summer, and professional-development programs.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
The newest of these districts and schools are using flexibility from some state requirements to focus on technology, employ crowdsourcing techniques, and target low-performing schools.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
State education officials cite a litany of reasons for rejecting a recent group of applications, highlighting potential governance problems as a major concern.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
U.S. Reps. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Chris Gibson, R-N.Y., write that it's time to expand and modernize the country's E-rate program to level the digital playing field for students.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
The program to upgrade schools' Web connectivity will be getting $2 billion in repurposed E-rate dollars and $750 million in goods and services from seven companies.
February 14, 2014 - Education Week

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