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April 09, 2016

In Fla. Schools, Digital Divide Shifts From Access to Use, Research Finds

Low-income Florida students are more likely than their affluent peers to use classroom software for drill-and-kill practice, according to new research.

April 08, 2016

Can Ed Tech Power a Social-Justice Approach to 'Disruption?'

Mobile devices and digital tools can help disenfranchised youth to challenge the existing social and economic order, according to new research to be presented at AERA.

March 30, 2016

The Quantified Baby: Ready or Not, Here The Products Come

New wearable technology for infants aims to help parents close the "word gap," but some early childhood experts are skeptical.

February 03, 2016

Mobile-Only Internet Access Presents Hurdles for Families, Survey Finds

Lower-income parents have "overwhelmingly positive" views about technology for their children, but significant digital inequities persist, according to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.

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.

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