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December 10, 2015

Investors' Advice to Ed-Tech Startups: Focus on Unmet 'Gaps' in Schools

Investors at an industry ed-tech forum urged fledgling companies to focus on solving problem in schools, and avoid vague promises about "disrupting" K-12 systems.

December 04, 2015

Complaint Accuses Google of Breaking Student-Privacy Pledge

A prominent nonprofit that supports digital privacy filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that the tech giant has strayed from a pledge to protect student privacy.

December 01, 2015

Facebook CEO, Spouse Pledge Enormous Gift to Education, Health, Communities

"Personalized learning" is a big focus of a pledge by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan to give 99 percent of their Facebook shares, worth an estimated $44 billion, to education and other causes.

November 16, 2015

Media Usage Highest Among Poor, Minority Youth, Report Finds

Common Sense Media released a report describing high levels of media usage by today's youth.

October 02, 2015

Ed-Tech Lawsuit Over Access Settled in Seattle, in Potential Landmark Accord

Seattle has agreed to take steps to make ed-tech accessible to blind students, faculty, and parents, in a settlement that advocates see as having far-reaching implications.

October 02, 2015

Amplify Sold Off to Group of Its Executives, Including Joel Klein

The digital provider Amplify, which despite big promises failed to gain market traction, has been sold to a team of its executives, backed by private investors.

October 01, 2015

Microsoft Takes Heat Over Data Privacy for Windows 10 System

Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 10, which is being marketed to K-12 districts, is drawing heavy criticism for allowing various forms of data-collection on its users.

September 25, 2015

Tablet, Smartphone Use in K-12 Rises, and Learning Apps Have Big Presence

A national poll released by Pearson finds that 78 percent of elementary students regularly use a tablet, up from 66 percent a year ago.

September 18, 2015

How to Use Technology to Improve Early Learners' Reading Skills: Q&A

Two early learning experts outline how educators can maximize the use of digital tools to improve the reading skills of children from disadvantaged families.

September 10, 2015

AIR to Partner With 'Accelerator' for Testing Ed-Tech Products

The American Institutes for Research will be a primary option for companies looking to have their ed-tech products rigorously tested through the Jefferson Education Accelerator.

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