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.
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February 17, 2015
February 13, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.