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March 08, 2017

For Young People, News Is Mobile, Social, and Hard to Trust, Studies Find

"Fake news" is one of many reasons why tweens, teens, and young adults mistrust news organizations, according to studies from Common Sense Media and Data & Society.

February 21, 2017

In W.Va., Teachers Turn Trump's 'Fake News' Attacks Into Teachable Moments

At West Virginia's Ripley High, teachers are developing media literacy skills in students who are trying to critically examine allegations about "fake news" and media bias.

February 16, 2017

Online Charter Students in Ohio Perform Far Worse Than Peers, Study Finds

A new NYU/RAND study found that Ohio e-schools tend to attract low-performing white students, who often fall quickly behind students in regular schools.

February 06, 2017

New Autopsy of inBloom Re-ignites Old Debates About Sharing Student Data

Three years after inBloom's demise, the ed-tech sector is still struggling to make sense of what went wrong - and how to address persistent data-sharing challenges.

January 05, 2017

Robotic 'Infant Simulators' Actually Promote Teen Pregnancy, Study Finds

A widely used simulation technology in schools appears to have backfired.

December 06, 2016

Despite Frequent Screen Time, Parents See Selves as Good Examples

Common Sense Media released a new study which measured the limits parents put on their children's media use, and how much time they spend with media themselves.

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 24, 2016

Pediatricians Shift Stance on Electronic Media Use for Young Children

Instead of urging a blanket prohibition on media use for children under 2 years old, the American Academy of Pediatricians urges families to adopt a personalized "media use plan."

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."

October 18, 2016

Cautious Clicker or Traditional Learner? Pew Looks at Adults' 'Digital Readiness'

More than half of U.S. adults are "relatively hesitant" when it comes to using technology for personal learning, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.

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