The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium hopes to use data from a pilot test to conduct research and prepare for the implementation of Common Core-aligned tests in 2014-2015.


Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates tells attendees at the South by Southwest education conference that his foundation will soon launch an effort called Graphite to help educators judge the usefulness of technology tools.


Amplify, the education division of News Corp., unveils a tablet device with a pre-loaded curriculum and an open platform.


K12 Inc., a major for-profit provider of online education, has settled a class-action securities lawsuit and had parts of it dismissed, pending a federal court's approval.


The National PTA, a five-million-member organization, is partnering with Amazon Kindle to promote literacy in early grades.


An analysis commissioned by a state education technology association seeks to give schools more precise information on the speed of their current broadband connections.


A new short film aims to get students excited about careers in computer programming.


Teachers involved in high-level educational programs such as Advanced Placement say digital tools are essential for instruction, a new survey finds.


Legislation in Connecticut would bar public establishments and arcades from allowing youths to play video games simulating gun violence.


Education Week is hosting a live webinar Thursday at noon, Eastern time, on strategies schools can use to engage parents through social media.


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