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February 13, 2018

Computer Ownership Not Linked to College Students' Future Earnings, Study Finds

Giving free computers to community college students had no significant effect on students' future wages, total earnings, or rates of employment, according to an NBER study.

February 08, 2018

As Cell Phones Proliferate in K-12, Schools Search for Smart Policies

Many advocates say that modeling appropriate behavior with the devices is the way to go, and that a "ban is not a plan."

January 09, 2018

After Loss of 'Net Neutrality,' Districts Weigh How to Protect Themselves

The Consortium for School Networking advises K-12 systems to seek specific assurances on a free flow of online content from internet service providers.

December 14, 2017

Bezos Family Foundation's Early Childhood Program Comes to Amazon's Alexa

Vroom, a program that translates research on children's brain development into tips for parents, is being woven into an Amazon service.

November 13, 2017

Baltimore County School Officials in Hot Water Over Ed-Tech Contracts

A state lawmaker is calling for a review of the 113,000-student district's technology contracts following a New York Times report on possible ethical violations.

October 11, 2017

Can Ed Tech Nurture the 'Hearts and Minds'?

An Education Next forum poses the question: Do tools need stronger design and better implementation, or should educators reconsider their use of tech altogether?

April 20, 2017

Augmented, Virtual Reality Yet to Gain Traction in K-12, Survey Finds

Just 5 percent of U.S. teachers say they are currently using augmented- or virtual-reality technologies in their classrooms, according to Project Tomorrow.

December 20, 2016

Ed-Tech Research That Mattered in 2016

From the maker movement to online testing to the digital divide, 2016 was a big year for high-quality research on the promise and peril of educational technology.

November 01, 2016

Impact of Devices on Children's Sleep A 'Major Concern' for Researchers

In 20 studies covering four continents, children who used or had access to devices at bedtime were more likely than peers to sleep poorly.

October 20, 2016

Parents Bullish on Ed Tech, Skeptical About Its Implementation, Survey Says

Nine of 10 parents in a new national survey said they "believe in the use of technology to tailor student learning."

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