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March 22, 2017

Appalachia Has STEM Jobs Available. Will Students Have the Skills to Fill Them?

In Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, employers in the energy-extraction industry seek workers with "middle-level skills" in STEM fields.

March 14, 2017

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Hiring Personalized-Learning Engineers

The new team will take over development of Summit Public Schools' personalized-learning software, ending the charter network's partnership with Facebook.

February 13, 2017

Phishing Scam Targets School Employees' Information

The IRS is warning school districts to watch out for official-looking emails that ask for copies of employees' W-2 forms.

February 06, 2017

New Autopsy of inBloom Re-ignites Old Debates About Sharing Student Data

Three years after inBloom's demise, the ed-tech sector is still struggling to make sense of what went wrong - and how to address persistent data-sharing challenges.

February 06, 2017

AltSchool Joins Tech Companies Filing Brief Against Trump Immigration Order

Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are among 97 leading technology companies to contest the legality of President Trump's executive order limiting immigration.

January 24, 2017

DeVos-Backed Company Makes Questionable Claims on Autism, ADHD

The nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education is a major investor in Neurocore, a company that claims "proven and long-lasting" benefits for children with autism and ADHD despite limited scientific evidence.

January 23, 2017

Ajit Pai, Net Neutrality Foe and Critic of E-Rate Policies, Named FCC Chair

President Donald Trump's pick for chairman of the influential agency could signal big changes for net neutrality and a new focus for the nation's broadband policies.

January 19, 2017

Mississippi Attorney General Sues Google Over Student-Data Privacy

Mississippi's state attorney general hopes to force Google to be more transparent about how it handles data generated by student users of G Suite for Education.

January 19, 2017

For Ed-Tech Company Newsela, 'Fake News' a Big Challenge - and Opportunity

A renewed focus on media literacy may be a a silver lining to the scourge of fake news, said Newsela CEO Matthew Gross in an extended Q&A.

January 05, 2017

Robotic 'Infant Simulators' Actually Promote Teen Pregnancy, Study Finds

A widely used simulation technology in schools appears to have backfired.

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