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April 20, 2015

iPads, E-Readers, and Early Literacy: Emerging Research From AERA

Four pending studies presented at AERA offer surprising findings and a nuanced look at the use of iPads and e-readers with young children.

April 14, 2015

Library of Congress Seeks Teams to Develop K-12 Apps on Congress, Civics

Congress has appropriated $950,000 for the development of "engaging" Web and mobile apps about how it works, and civic participation, for K-12 students.

April 10, 2015

Digital Learning Games Find a Believer in USA Today Writer

USA Today reporter Greg Toppo examines the ways digital games are transforming education in a new book, "The Game Believes in You."

April 07, 2015

Guide for Ed-Tech Developers Issued by U.S. Department of Education

Technology should make learning more meaningful and better support teachers, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told developers at the ASU+GSV summit on Tuesday.

April 06, 2015

Venture Capital Roundup: Four Ed-Tech Companies Secure New Funding

Four ed-tech companies brought in a combined $7.8 million of funding, for everything from a platform to track student academic data to an adaptive learning platform.

March 31, 2015

Classkick Raises $1.7M to Help Teachers Provide Personalized Feedback

Classkick, an ed-tech startup that allows teachers to provide personalized, realĀ­-time feedback to students working on iPads, raised $1.7 million in seed funding.

March 20, 2015

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.

February 27, 2015

Feds Offer Advice on 'Terms of Service' to Require of Ed-Tech Vendors

Federal officials have published model "terms of service" to help guide districts on what privacy policies to demand from vendors.

February 27, 2015

Venture Capital Roundup: Week of February 23rd

Fedora, LocoMotive Labs, and EdTrips headlined a busy week of K-12 venture capital.

February 17, 2015

Organizer of Data-Privacy 'Bootcamp' Calls on Industry to Meet New Demands

Jules Polonetsky, executive director of the Future of Privacy Forum, spoke to Education Week about the challenges industry faces in complying with state and district data-privacy laws.

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