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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 1-to-1 technology initiatives in schools, how teachers are using technology in classroom instruction, and what the next frontier of the 1-to-1 model may look like?

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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.

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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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02/19 08:10 am | All About STEM High Schools | Tom shares three dozen STEM schools that are engaging students in design challenges and high-quality project-based learning, highlighting what makes these schools special and ...

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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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Thanks to digital and face-to-face networks, teachers have the capacity to be valuable collaborators with one another from potentially anywhere in the world—meaning more ways to share ideas and improve education, writes Paul Barnwell.
November 28, 2017 – Teacher
We asked educators, experts, and critics two simple questions. One finding became clear: "personalized learning" still means many different things to many different people.
November 8, 2017 – Education Week
Critics say personalized learning isn't supported by evidence, leads to bad teaching, and depends on data-mining students. What do educators and policymakers need to know?
November 8, 2017 – Education Week
The evidence for personalized learning is still "very weak," say leading researchers studying the movement. But there are reasons to be encouraged - and patient.
November 8, 2017 – Education Week
Schools in Vermont are making adjustments in curricula, teaching approaches, and school schedules to meet the expectations of a relatively new personalized learning law.
November 8, 2017 – Education Week
How personalized learning is playing out for students should be evaluated carefully, educators say, because students are the ones with the most riding on these new approaches.
November 8, 2017 – Education Week
As children’s lives are increasingly dominated by technology, baseball’s unhurried pace can be instructive, notes teacher David Polochanin.
November 7, 2017 – Education Week
Hundreds of state and local efforts to connect rural schools to fiber-optic networks have run into roadblocks over the past two years.
November 1, 2017 – Education Week
In Chesterfield County, Va., and other districts, educators are borrowing a project-management approach from the world of software development: "Scrum" meetings.
November 1, 2017 – Education Week
At the heart of the dispute are software-login records, which Ohio officials used to determine attendance and enrollment at the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week

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