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March 13, 2015

Adjectives, Social Cues, Screens and More: What Scientists Know About Baby Brains

We sat down with Sarah Roseberry Lytle, of the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, who hosted a popular session on early cognitive development at SXSWedu last week.

March 13, 2015

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.

March 13, 2015

Ed-Tech-Product Pilots by Schools Receive New Attention

A nonprofit organization is asking for information from K-12 districts and ed-tech vendors about the benefits and drawbacks of "pilot tryouts" of products.

March 12, 2015

Use of Analytics in K-12 and College Embraced, But Barriers Remain

Discussions at SXSWedu pointed to the potential of using student data and technology to improve student success, yet many acknowledge financial and cultural barriers to full implementation.

March 12, 2015

SXSWedu Buzz: School Districts Wield Major Influence Over K-12 Marketplace

Whether it's about student-data-privacy concerns or diversity among developers of ed-tech products, experts say schools have the power to change how businesses operate.

March 12, 2015

Educators, Employers at Odds Over How to Educate Tomorrow's Workforce

A spirited debate erupted at SXSWedu about who should take responsibility for college graduates' lack of preparedness for jobs that are available today.

March 11, 2015

Staging Better Trial Runs of Ed-Tech Products in Schools

A nonprofit organization is asking for information from K-12 districts and ed-tech vendors about the benefits and drawbacks of "pilot tryouts" of products.

March 11, 2015

Addressing Disconnect Between Student Skills and Employer Needs

Speakers at the SXSWedu conference in Austin discuss why recent graduates' skills often fall short of employer demands and how to solve the growing problem.

March 11, 2015

Survey: Classroom-Tech Adoption Near Universal

An online survey suggests that 96 percent of classrooms utilize some form of computer technology, though teachers still struggle with hardware shortages and a lack of consistent Internet access.

March 10, 2015

Scenes, Insights From SXSWedu: Day One

The opening day of the SXSWedu conference offered a glimpse of the broad array of ed-tech efforts meant to transform education.

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