Entrepreneur and business founder Elon Musk will donate $423,000 for laptops in the Michigan district, a few months after making a gift focused on improving water quality in the school system.
From cybersecurity to school safety, privacy to personalized learning, and social media to media literacy, here are 10 of the biggest stories on the ed-tech beat in 2018.
Sandra Liu Huang was previously CZI's head of product and technology, a role in which she oversaw the ed-tech team's partnership with the Summit Learning Program.
Schools should share more student information with law enforcement in order to protect students during emergencies, according to a federal school safety commission.
Live, real-time access to school camera systems could improve police response to tragedies. But law-enforcement surveillance in public schools could also have negative consequences.
Children who use smartphones, tablets, and video games more than seven hours a day are more likely to experience premature thinning of the cortex, the outermost layer of the brain that processes thought and action, according to a new study released by the NIH.
A number of school districts are experimenting with "physical computing" as a way to help students understand computer science through hands-on activity.
Some district technology leaders say having staff email addresses publicly available opens the door for phishing scams and potential hacks.
The backlog of student-privacy complaints from parents goes back years, an audit found, and the department lacks basic controls and procedures.
But a visit to an Idaho school district by Ivanka Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook to tout STEM initiatives prompted a small protest about the overuse of technology.