In his last State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said that "helping students learn to write computer code" is among his goals for the year ahead.
An inside look at how Bay Area ed-tech startup AltSchool is using big data and analytics to develop new software tools for schools.
Research into "affect-aware" computerized tutoring systems that detect student emotions could help change the direction of personalized learning.
Educators and policymakers around the country are carefully watching the implementation of the state's Student Online Personal Information Protection Act to assess its effectiveness.
The Integrating Technology in Early Literacy website highlights more than 30 programs around the country that are using devices such as tablets and web video to enhance literacy instruction.
Posts that looked at what research says about blended learning, and about technology's role in helping teachers, were among the most popular Digital Education entries in 2015.
Improving teachers' preparation to use technology, and how assessments are used, are among the issues emphasized in the 2016 National Education Technology Plan.
Investors at an industry ed-tech forum urged fledgling companies to focus on solving problem in schools, and avoid vague promises about "disrupting" K-12 systems.
Changes to federal grant programs and testing policies in the Every Student Succeeds Act could bring opportunities for education businesses.
A company is attempting to launch a free online marketplace to help ed-tech vendors make their products known in the K-12 market, often a difficult feat.