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Students participate in classes at Houston’s Energy Institute High School, where a new system for using digital content is being tested.
—Photos by Swikar Patel/Education Week

Big Districts Pressure Publishers on Digital-Content Delivery

As a condition of doing business, the districts are demanding a universal technical format they believe can help educators manage digital content and personalize instruction. (December 1, 2014)

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.

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Technology in Education

Digital Education Blog

02/26 05:07 pm | Arkansas Gov. Directs High Schools Offer Computer Science Classes | Arkansas schools will be required to offer computer-science classes in the 2015-16 academic year, under a new law.

EdTech Researcher Blog

02/14 01:35 pm | Reclaiming Innovation and Ditching the Learning Management System | In an article in KQED MindShift, Justin Reich explains how he uses the open Web to power online learning and to leave the learning management system behind.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

02/25 05:00 pm | Journalism Teacher's Classroom and Book Encourage Shooting for the Moon | For nearly 30 years, Esther Wojcicki taught journalism classes in a portable building at Palo Alto High School. Now students learn valuable skills from Wojcicki in a beautiful ...

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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Faced with the possibility of being laid off this summer, the teacher plans to leave the district for an education-outreach job with a university robotics lab.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
A $1.5 million grant gave a Philadelphia principal considerable freedom to reshape her elementary school's instructional model, staff, and school day.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
A new district staffer helps spread innovative ideas among school leaders and central office staff eager to try new approaches.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
With an assist from Science Leadership Academy, teachers are bringing an inquiry-based, 1-to-1 computing initiative to a Phila. neighborhood high schools.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
Funding is needed to balance investments in new models with support for promising work in existing schools, says non-profit head.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
Purchases of technologies that help power districts' administrative and operational functions have lagged, although some observers predict a rebound in the near future.
June 9, 2014 - Education Week
The CEO of Middlebury Interactive Languages says business leaders should develop a deep appreciation for the challenges teachers face
June 9, 2014 - Education Week
The CEO of Discovery Education says the best digital learning efforts are driven by school leaders who have the courage and conviction to try new educational approaches.
June 9, 2014 - Education Week
Schools are turning to online courses to protect district revenues, build blended learning curricula, and prepare students to succeed in a digital world.
June 9, 2014 - Education Week
The Renaissance Learning CEO says that educators are becoming "data-fluent," helping them understand how to tailor learning more effectively for students
June 9, 2014 - Education Week

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