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June 10, 2014

New EdWeek Special Report Examines the Changing Ed-Tech Marketplace

A new special report, Navigating the Ed-Tech Marketplace, looks at the evolution of the multibillion dollar K-12 ed-tech landscape, and the pressures facing school leaders and vendors.

May 12, 2014

More Research on Digital Reading Needed, Group Contends

Research points to worrisome trends in children's reading habits and abilities, but more study of the role of technology is needed, says a new report.

March 03, 2014

Amplify Curriculum Release Highlights New Questions for Districts

New digital curricula from Amplify are leading districts to question their instructional strategies and approaches to procurement.

February 21, 2014

Boasts About Textbooks Aligned to Common Core a 'Sham,' Say Researchers

The jury is still out on whether new, digital instructional materials can achieve greater alignment with new standards than traditional textbooks.

November 19, 2013

Ed-Tech Startup Leads HarperCollins Into 'Nascent' K-12 E-Book Market

Book publisher HarperCollins and ed-tech startup Curriculet have joined forces to bring interactive e-books to K-12 schools under a new pricing model.

October 25, 2013

Q&A: LAUSD's Jaime Aquino on iPads, Pearson, Board Fights, and Stepping Down

Los Angeles Unified's outgoing deputy superintendent for instruction addresses critics and defends the decision to roll out an unfinished digital curriculum as part of the district's iPad initiative.

October 14, 2013

UPDATED: Children's Advocacy Group Urges Greater Privacy for Data Use

Common Sense Media, an organization that rates educational products for their quality, has written a letter to industry groups asking them to take steps to ensure student privacy, the New York Times reports.

April 02, 2013

Closing the Divide Between District Tech., Finance Officials

School districts' chief financial officers and their chief technology officers often don't share the same language or way of thinking, the leader of a national school tech group says.

January 16, 2013

Parents Want to See More Reading for Fun With Paper or Digital Books

Despite the rising popularity of e-books, most students today still turn to print books when they read for fun, a survey reveals.

December 31, 2012

2012 Rewind: E-Textbooks, Tablets, Common Core, and More

The push for accountability in virtual education, rapid growth of blended learning, and experimentation with open education resources were also top trends in 2012.

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