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February 17, 2015

Digital 'Slavery Simulation' Game for Schools Draws Ire, Praise

An award-winning digital role-playing game about U.S. slavery has provoked a backlash from critics who say that genocide cannot be appropriately simulated or gamified in the classroom.

February 13, 2015

STEM Gender Gap in K-12 Evolving, Data Show

The gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics may be starting to turn, according to new 2009 data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

January 08, 2015

Amplify and Guilford County, N.C., Rebounding From Device Mishaps: #TBT

One year after temporarily pulling the plug on its 1-to-1 computing initiative in the wake of high breakage rates and product defects, a North Carolina district is up and running with Amplify tablets.

December 17, 2014

'Big Data' Skills Not Being Taught in K-12, Experts Say

A new "occupational skills profile" for big-data specialists outlines the relevant knowledge that professionals say is not being provided in K-12.

December 16, 2014

Houston District Leaders' Interoperability Push Sparks Big Reaction

A recent Education Week story about the push for digital-content interoperability standards in K-12 prompted an outpouring of reaction from readers who believe it's an issue to watch in 2015.

November 07, 2014

New York Times Offers Digital Subscription to Schools

Schools can now access NYTimes.com and the paper's online archives through a new network-wide subscription service beginning at $780 annually.

November 05, 2014

Personalized Instruction Pays Dividends for Charters, Study Finds

Charter schools using personalized learning boosted students' math and reading achievement more than schools using traditional educational techniques with students, a new study found.

September 08, 2014

Student Mobile Device Usage Outpacing School Tech Programs, Survey Finds

More students are using mobile devices for schoolwork, but just one in six U.S. schoolchildren attends a school that provides all student with their laptop or tablet, according to a new survey from Pearson.

August 26, 2014

L.A. Schools Chief Halts Massive iPad Contract Amid Questions

Schools Superintendent John Deasy said the district will launch a new bidding process and "no longer utilize our current contract" with Apple.

August 01, 2014

Crowd-Funding, Student Petitions Bring Computer Science Classes to California Districts

Next school year, four high schools in California will debut Advanced Placement Computer Science classes, thanks to student petitions and crowd-funding campaigns supportive of those efforts.

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