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January 13, 2015

Industry Sees Promise, and Cause for Worry, in President's Data-Privacy Plans

Ed-tech companies have voiced concerns that the president's data-privacy blueprint could derail innovation in the digital space.

December 26, 2014

Student Data Privacy in 2014: Revelations, Legislation, Controversy

Google scanning student emails, inBloom collapsing, and the California legislature passing a major data-privacy measure were among the top data-privacy stories of 2014.

December 04, 2014

Chromebook Sales to K-12 Schools Reach New Heights

More than one million Chromebooks were sold in the U.S. K-12 education market during the third quarter of this year, accounting for 35 percent of all devices sold to schools.

November 24, 2014

Chromebooks for New York City Schools Gain Stamp of Approval

The 1.2 million-student district has added the Chromebook to its list of approved computing devices, reflecting the laptop's growing popularity.

November 20, 2014

States Expanded Availability and Uses of Student K-12 Data, New Report Says

The Data Quality Campaign lists 10 "state actions" that the group believes will help public schools better utilize and share data.

November 12, 2014

Chromebooks Top Seller in K-12 Market

Chromebooks take the top spot in the K-12 marketplace for the first time.

November 08, 2014

Start Up Spotlight: Hapara

In this third of the Start Up Spotlight series, I chat with Jan Zawadzki and Jack West of Hapara. Hapara is an amazing system to, as they say, "make learning visible." It turbo-charges the power of Google Apps for Education to empower both teachers and students to seamlessly manage workflow, student support and instruction. From sending supportive messages to students to seeing each students' screen in realtime to managing and distributing Drive files, Blogger posts, and Google Sites, Hapara has a myriad of tools to create a truly paperless and poweful classroom environment. In this video interview the CEO and founder Jan and classroom teacher-turned Hapara leader Jack share the origin story of the start up, how they leverage teacher thinking and their philosphy for supporting educators around the world.

November 06, 2014

Chromebooks Versus Tablets in Schools? #TBT, and a Look Ahead.

One year ago, the iPad was dominant. Next week, Education Week takes a look at the rapid ascendance of the Chromebook.

October 31, 2014

Consumer Group Dissects Google's Stance on Net Neutrality

A consumer group is urging the giant technology services company Google to take a stronger stance in supporting net neutrality—the idea of a free and openly accessible Internet.

October 21, 2014

Google's Classroom Gets Upgrades, Scrutiny

Teachers are using Google's Classroom to manage workflow with their students, but some technology directors think the tool distracts from their districts' learning management systems.

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