Education Week writers Ben Herold and Katie Ash will be covering the latest news and trends emerging from the ISTE 2013 conference June 23-26.

The Miami-Dade school system aims to lease 150,000 laptops or tablets for students, part of a major technology upgrade.


Researchers found similar effects on student learning and teacher behavior regardless of whether teachers took part in online or face-to-face professional development.


Thomas Wheeler, the Obama administration's pick to serve as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, pledged Tuesday to support changes to the E-rate that would boost schools' Web connectivity.


States have failed to examine whether spending on educational technology is worth the cost, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress.


Ownership of tablet computing devices has jumped among adults over the past year, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center.


A district committee has recommended that Apple Inc., be awarded a lucrative ed-tech contract from the 660,000-student Los Angeles school system.


The LEAD commission has released five recommendations to accelerate digital teaching and learning in the nation's schools.


The success of Coursera's effort to provide teacher professional development "MOOCs" could hinge on partnerships with districts, an analysis argues.


Cloud computing, mobile learning, and learning analytics are among the school technologies likely to carve out a larger place in schools, a report says.


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