Six education technology startup companies won prizes totaling $145,000 Wednesday at a Philadelphia entrepreneurship competition sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education.
At the Software and Information Industry Association's Education Summit, a debate continues over whether and how to restrict companies' access to student data.
Labor market data do not support industry claims of a looming shortage of scientists and engineers, argues Michael Teitelbaum in a new book.
U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Orrin Hatch released a "discussion draft" of a bill that would overhaul the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA.
As schools use more educational software in the classroom, vendors are offering technology that attempts to streamline the student log-in process and eliminate wasted instructional time.
Research points to worrisome trends in children's reading habits and abilities, but more study of the role of technology is needed, says a new report.
In an announcement that drew widespread attention on Wednesday, Google said it will no longer scan students' Gmail accounts as part of Google Apps for Education.
The Los Angeles Unified School District's iPad contract has been under serious scrutiny, but the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office says it will not file criminal charges.
Oklahoma educators and students experienced a bit of déjà vu this week, after widespread online testing problems happened that were similar to technical failures last year. Florida students also reported disruptions in online assessments.
Controversial student-data-management company inBloom announced it will "wind down" its operations after losing its last large partner, New York state.