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October 13, 2017

Google Announces Job-Training Program, Grants Aimed at Future of Work

The online-services giant will give $1 billion to nonprofits working in education and job training, as well as offer technical training and certificates.

September 06, 2017

The NY Times Tackled Teachers and Ed Tech. Social Media Responded.

Technology companies courting influential teachers to promote their products has raised ethics concerns - and the practice has attracted critical media attention.

August 28, 2017

Facebook Giving Virtual-Reality Kits to Every Arkansas High School

As part of the Techstart program, 360 Arkansas high schools will receive classroom kits including computers, cameras, and Oculus Rift headsets.

August 22, 2017

DeVos Invested in Company Under Investigation for Misleading Claims

Education Secretary invested up to $5.5 million in a company that an advertising-industry self-regulatory group found to be making unsubstantiated medical claims.

July 27, 2017

Google Launches $50 Million Effort on the Future of Work

The philanthropic initiative will seek to connect job seekers with jobs, improve job training, and make life better for those in low-wage jobs.

June 23, 2017

ISTE 2017: Google, Tech Titans to Make Their Pitches Directly to Educators

At least 15,000 educators are expected to converge on San Antonio for the annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education.

June 05, 2017

7 Good Ed-Tech Stories You Might Have Missed

From teens-and-screens to cybersecurity jobs to online courses, strong ed-tech-related stories abounded at the Education Writers Association's 2017 national seminar.

May 19, 2017

Court Orders Pa. to Approve Thrice-Rejected Cyber Charter Applicant

A Pa. Commonwealth Court rejected years of arguments by state officials that the nonprofit board of Insight PA Cyber Charter would not be independent of for-profit management firm K12 Inc.

May 16, 2017

Popular Ed-Tech Platform Edmodo Hacked, Faulted for Ad-Tracking

Motherboard reported that millions of Edmodo user records were for sale on the dark web. The company has removed code that tracked student and teacher activity.

April 26, 2017

FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Key Net Neutrality Rules

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants a return to "light-touch" regulation of internet service providers, a move that critics say threatens the free flow of online information.

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