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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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08/03 10:35 am | $30 Million e-Book Store for N.Y.C. Schools Likely to Be Run by Amazon | Educators in New York City would be able to buy e-books for their schools via an Amazon "storefront," pending approval of a $30 million contract.

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07/31 03:03 pm | A Call to Action for the First Day of School | A call to action for the first day of school: how will you change the world?

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08/03 05:00 pm | Leading Public Schools: 10 Roles you Probably Didn't Prepare for | After spending time with urban districts recently, we were reminded of the complexity of the work that superintendents are responsible for. We were also reminded how ...

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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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November 10, 2014 - Education Week
The popularity of social-media sites and the increasing ability of software to analyze information give members of the class of 2015 more online tools than ever to help chart their next step.
November 4, 2014 - Education Week
Why do schools need to worry about digital literacy if students are growing up surrounded by technology? Brianna Crowley has the answer, plus some resources for teaching digital literacy.
October 29, 2014 - Teacher (Web)
Increasingly detailed simulations designed to mimic student behavior and learning provide new testing grounds for classroom interventions.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
The country's largest school district plans to end its ban on student cellphones in schools, following the path of a growing number of districts.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
Operating within the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, the Small Business Innovation Research program has backed the development of dozens of ed-tech companies.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
Standards should emphasize the deeper reasoning implicit in geography education, not just learning place names, Phil Gersmehl writes.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
A coalition of prominent research universities is receiving federal support to redesign and scale up a massive repository for analyzing learning and behavioral data.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
Education technology advocates, philanthropies, and others are trying to create a clearer definition of what qualifies as "personalized learning," one of the most popular terms in education today.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
The goal is to generate a comprehensive digital portrait of the strengths, weaknesses, and preferences of each student, to provide him or her with customized academic content.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week

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