E-Rate Filing Window Open, New Resources Available After Big Changes

New resources are available to help schools and libraries file for E-rate support following a year of historic changes to the program.


Is 'Grit' Racist?

Educators at a progressive ed-tech conference sought to provide nuance to the charge that the way schools have embraced "grit" has been harmful to children of color and students from circumstances of poverty.


Guide for Educators Pairs Technology With More Learning Time for Students

A new report from the National Center on Time & Learning highlights strategies for using blended learning in conjunction with expanded school hours.


New Book Aims to Help Educators Avoid 'Cybertraps'

The new book "Cybertraps for Educators" provides guidance on navigating today's technologically infused world both in and out of school.


'EduCon,' an Ed-Tech Conference Without Vendors, Set to Begin

The EduCon 2.7 gathering opens in Philadelphia this weekend with a focus on how educational technology and progressive pedagogy can be merged in schools.


Student-Data Privacy, Net Neutrality Make Cameos in State of the Union Address

The education technology community must continue waiting for details on the new federal Student Digital Privacy Act proposed by President Obama earlier this month.


After Initially Holding Out, Google Signs Student-Data-Privacy Pledge

Google, a company that has been criticized for its privacy policies, has signed a pledge to protect students' online information endorsed by President Obama.


Fellowship Brings Coding, Computer Science Skills to Teach for America Teachers

A partnership between a New York City computer science school and Teach for America aims to bring more opportunities for improved coding instruction to students.


Education Week Multimedia Tool Shows Good Technology Use in Pre-K Through 3

To help educators and parents recognize effective uses of ed tech in the early years, Education Week created an interactive tool highlighting one school's efforts to put research into practice.


President Obama's Student-Data-Privacy Proposal Gets Wary Industry Reaction

Some ed-tech companies are voicing concerns that the president's data-privacy blueprint could derail innovation in the digital space by creating unnecessary layers of regulation.


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