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February 08, 2018

As Cell Phones Proliferate in K-12, Schools Search for Smart Policies

Many advocates say that modeling appropriate behavior with the devices is the way to go, and that a "ban is not a plan."

December 14, 2017

Bezos Family Foundation's Early Childhood Program Comes to Amazon's Alexa

Vroom, a program that translates research on children's brain development into tips for parents, is being woven into an Amazon service.

August 22, 2016

Special Educators Want Mobile Technology, but More Training Needed

An initiative to improve the use of apps and mobile technology in the instruction of special education students finds that teachers aren't receiving the professional development they want.

July 01, 2016

Former Ind. Official Accused of Ethics Violations in Ed-Tech Job Move

The Indiana GOP wants a former state education official investigated after he left the government to work for N2N Services, an ed-tech subcontractor that had received $573,000 from the state.

April 08, 2016

Can Ed Tech Power a Social-Justice Approach to 'Disruption?'

Mobile devices and digital tools can help disenfranchised youth to challenge the existing social and economic order, according to new research to be presented at AERA.

March 30, 2016

The Quantified Baby: Ready or Not, Here The Products Come

New wearable technology for infants aims to help parents close the "word gap," but some early childhood experts are skeptical.

January 12, 2016

Analytics at AltSchool: Behind the Scenes

An inside look at how Bay Area ed-tech startup AltSchool is using big data and analytics to develop new software tools for schools.

October 01, 2015

Microsoft Takes Heat Over Data Privacy for Windows 10 System

Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 10, which is being marketed to K-12 districts, is drawing heavy criticism for allowing various forms of data-collection on its users.

September 25, 2015

Tablet, Smartphone Use in K-12 Rises, and Learning Apps Have Big Presence

A national poll released by Pearson finds that 78 percent of elementary students regularly use a tablet, up from 66 percent a year ago.

September 18, 2015

How to Use Technology to Improve Early Learners' Reading Skills: Q&A

Two early learning experts outline how educators can maximize the use of digital tools to improve the reading skills of children from disadvantaged families.

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