November 2014 Archives

Computer-based personalized instruction is largely unproven in K-12, and investments in it should be approached cautiously, a new report contends.


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


The online learning program ST Math improved California elementary students' math scores compared with students not using the program, according to a new study.


States have established data systems collecting student education data, but now need to find ways to use that information effectively, a new report finds.


Code.org has tapped the popular Disney characters for a new tutorial as part of its campaign to promote computer science education.


President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan met with more than 100 school superintendents to talk about how to improve the use of educational technology.


The overall funding cap for the E-rate would rise from $2.4 billion to $3.9 billion a year, under a plan put forward by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.


The White House summit on Wednesday, Nov. 19 will highlight exemplary leadership in digital transformations and launch a "Future Ready District Pledge."


Even as social media sites like Twitter have become valuable tools for educators, instances of teacher misbehavior similar to those chronicled by Ed Week in 2008 have continued.


A recent study challenges the notion that poor integration of technology in classrooms stems from teachers' inexperience with technology outside of classrooms.


New roles for teachers in blended classrooms should mean new recruitment, evaluation, and retention strategies by districts, says a new report from TNTP.


Schools can now access NYTimes.com and the paper's online archives through a new network-wide subscription service beginning at $780 annually.


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


New York voters approved a $2 billion bond proposal that would provide funding for school technology and broadband infrastructure.


Charter schools using personalized learning boosted students' math and reading achievement more than schools using traditional educational techniques with students, a new study found.


Ronald Chandler stepped down last week amid ongoing troubles surrounding the LAUSD's student information system and 1-to-1 computing initiative.


Thirty 30 have fully online schools, serving a combined 315,000 students nationwide, an enrollment number that has risen by 6 percent over the last year.


Superintendent John White announces that students in elementary and middle school will take the exam on paper, rather than on computer, this academic year.


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