Ed Tech Moves Into the Spotlight for Education Beat Reporters

Despite fragmented beats and limited time, education reporters are paying increased attention to technology issues in schools, say both outside observers and journalists themselves.


Internet Seen as Positive Influence on Education—But Not Morality—in Poll

The Internet's effects on education, economics, and personal relationships are seen as largely positive by people in non-highly industrialized countries.


Educators Can Boost Women's Role in Computing, Engineering, Report Says

In 2013, just 26 percent of computing professionals and 12 percent of working engineers were women, according to a new report.


Federal Student-Data-Privacy Bill Delayed Following Criticism

A proposed bill that would establish a new baseline for federal involvement in protecting student-data privacy will undergo further revision before being formally introduced.


Idaho Broadband Fiasco Leads to State Official's Resignation

In the wake of a judge's ruling that voided the state's contract with broadband providers, Idaho Department of Administration Director Teresa Luna resigns.


Ed Tech in Elite Private Schools: A Look Ahead

An examination of ed-tech use in prestigious private schools prompts a big question: Would public school educators prefer abundant resources, or no standardized tests?


Momentum Grows for Digital-Content 'Interoperability' Standards

Ed-tech vendors took a hard look at new digital-content 'interoperability' standards touted by the Houston school district during the annual CoSN conference.


Use of Mobile Devices for Studying Skyrockets Among College Students

More than 80 percent of college students are now using mobile devices to study, and the growth in the use of those devices is shaping where and when postsecondary enrollees do academic work, a new survey from McGraw-Hill Education and Hanover Research finds.


E-Rate Funding Requests Booming; Application Deadline Extended

Requests for E-rate funds could hit $5.1 billion this year, in part thanks to new funding for internal wireless connections.


We're Not Ready for Online Tests, Most District Ed-Tech Leaders Say

Assessment readiness is the number-one priority for K-12 ed-tech leaders, but fewer than 30 percent report being ready for new online exams.


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