Educators Weigh Merits of Chromebooks, iPads in Twitter Chat

Guests Holly Clark and Kyle Pace debated Chromebooks versus iPads in an #EWedchat this week. Chat participants discussed the pros and cons of each device and shared resources for educators.


A Guide for Superintendents Traveling the Education Superhighway

A new guide for superintendents can help school districts through the network upgrade process to bring faster Internet access to students.


Obama's Ed-Tech Promises in 2008: #TBT, and a Look Ahead

In December 2008, President-elect Barack Obama vowed to improve broadband and technology access for U.S. schoolchildren, among other ed-tech priorities.


Ten Cities Seek to Bring Personalized Learning to Scale

Next Generation Learning Challenges and Education Cities are partnering to support 10 "emerging harbormasters" to support system-wide growth of personalized learning.


'Big Data' Skills Not Being Taught in K-12, Experts Say

A new "occupational skills profile" for big-data specialists outlines the relevant knowledge that professionals say is not being provided in K-12.


Houston District Leaders' Interoperability Push Sparks Big Reaction

A recent Education Week story about the push for digital-content interoperability standards in K-12 prompted an outpouring of reaction from readers who believe it's an issue to watch in 2015.


Twitter Chat: Is It the iPad Or the Chromebook for Education Domination?

We'll debate iPads versus Chromebooks for education in a Twitter chat on Wednesday from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Join us using the hashtag #EWedchat.


Technology to Bring an Assessment 'Renaissance,' Pearson Report Contends

Online testing environments, adaptive technologies, and new digital platforms hold the potential to transform K-12 assessment and further personalize learning, says a new Pearson report.


Historic E-rate Vote Reaction: Applause, Relief, Excitement

Reaction to the newly approved funding increase for the federal E-rate program has been mostly positive.


Apprentice Programs in High-Tech Fields Get $100M Boost From Dept. of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor will award 25 grants totaling $100 million to public-private partnerships that develop registered apprenticeship programs.


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