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May 11, 2018

Principals on Student Screen Time: 7 Takeaways From Education Week's Exclusive Survey

School leaders are overwhelmingly worried about student screen time at home, but have nuanced views about screen time in school, according to an exclusive Education Week survey.

April 17, 2018

Multi-Tasking With Mobile Phones: Yep, It's Bad for Learning

A new meta-analysis finds that mobile-phone multitasking—especially with social media— negatively affects reading speed, reading comprehension, and lecture recall.

April 13, 2018

YouTube Accused of Targeting Children With Ads, Violating Federal Privacy Law

Consumer advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging that YouTube has used children's personal information to target ads.

April 06, 2018

Teachers on Tech: Good for Student Learning, Bad for Student Health

A new Gallup poll found teachers lukewarm about the educational value of digital devices, but extremely concerned about their impact on students' mental health.

April 02, 2018

Tech Giants Announce New Funding for 1-to-1 Devices, Computer Science Education

Verizon's education initiative pledged $200 million for technology and teacher training, and Amazon plans to make available computer science education software and scholarships.

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.

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