New Research Underscores K-12 Shift From Print to Digital Materials

New market research documents the shift from print to digital instructional materials in K-12 over the past few years, a trend expected to continue.


Global 1-to-1 Computing in Schools Expected to Grow 12 Percent

Seven countries provided 500,000 or more mobile devices to their students in K-12 last year, according to Futuresource Consulting.


K-12 District Officials Doubt Readiness for Online Tests, Survey Finds

Fewer than 30 percent of K-12 school technology officials believe their districts are ready for online testing, according to the Consortium for School Networking.


Defend, but Closely Scrutinize, Test Policies, Fed Official Urges State and Local Leaders

Deborah S. Delisle, a top official at the U.S. Department of Education, said amid a growing anti-testing backlash, state and local officials need to evaluate how their assessments are used.


WriteReader, Top Selling Reading App, to Expand Into U.S. Market

Denmark's WriteReader, an app that enables children to create digital books as they learn how to read, will be expanding into the U.S. market.


Education Businesses, Associations Want School Library Funding Increased

A coalition of more than 20 companies and organizations want the Senate to fold a bill about school libraries into the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.


World Economic Forum Identifies Ed-Tech Needs for 21st Century Skills

Digital resources that teach and measure "higher-order" competencies like critical thinking and problem solving, and character qualities like grit and adaptability, are in short supply.


College Students Study on Mobile Devices More Than Ever

Higher education learners rely on their mobile devices to study, and 77 percent report getting better grades as a result, according to new research.


Pearson, PARCC Criticized for Monitoring Social Media for Test Security

An alleged effort by New Jersey officials to monitor whether students were sharing information about common-core exams through social media has stirred controversy.


Matching Students to Career Paths Through Data

A panel at the South by Southwest edu conference explored the potential for using data to match students with career interests and keep them on track to graduation.


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