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August 10, 2018

Bad Teaching for Preschoolers? There Are Lots of Apps for That

Poor feedback, ineffective guidance and instructions, and lack of adaptivity are some of the key shortcomings identified by researchers in a study of 171 popular mobile learning apps for 3-5 year olds.

July 20, 2018

Gates Foundation Gives $2.2M to For-Profit Company Tackling School Schedules

Ed-tech company Abl will lead the new "Unlocking Time" initiative, which will include a self-assessment and free online resources about how schools can better structure their time.

July 11, 2018

Jim Shelton to Step Down as Head of Chan Zuckerberg's Education Initiative

Despite a surprising leadership change, CZI still plans to give hundreds of millions of dollars per year to support "whole-child personalized learning."

June 26, 2018

Teacher's Aide or Surveillance Nightmare? Alexa Hits the Classroom

Some teachers are touting the classroom value of smart speakers and digital voice assistants, but concerns about privacy and instructional value abound.

June 25, 2018

ISTE 2018: Nation's Largest Ed-Tech Conference Kicks Off in Chicago

Follow Ed Week's coverage of the International Society for Technology in Education, where 22,000 ed-tech enthusiasts will share tips on classroom implementation, data privacy, responding to fake news, and more.

June 20, 2018

DeVos-Supported 'Brain-Performance' Company Loses Appeal Over Misleading Advertising

Neurocore agreed to stop making unsupported claims and end some user testimonials after losing its appeal before an ad-industry regulatory group.

June 06, 2018

'Impenetrable' World of Student Data Brokers a Major Concern, Study Says

Parents are often unable to determine which companies are selling marketing lists based on students' ethnicity, hobbies, personality, and other sensitive information, a new study found.

June 04, 2018

Twitter Moving to Block Accounts Created By Underage Users

Users who signed up to Twitter before they were 13 years old appear to be losing access to their accounts, raising questions for parents, schools, and the ed-tech industry.

May 16, 2018

Schools Shouldn't Trust Google Search Because It Reinforces Racism, Researcher Argues

Safiya Noble discusses her recent book, "Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism," and what it means for K-12 educators and students.

April 26, 2018

Principals on Personalized Learning: 8 Takeaways From Ed Week's Exclusive Survey

Despite worries and confusion, principals are enthusiastic about personalized learning, according to an exclusive national survey from the Education Week Research Center.

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