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Following an internal probe, Richard Mestas resigned as CEO of the 3,800-student GOAL Academy, the subject of a 2016 Education Week investigation.


Online disinformation campaigns are a disturbing part of the new information landscape and require a multi-faceted response, says Data & Society researcher Joan Donovan.


With disinformation rampant on social media platforms, media literacy efforts need to focus on structural forces, not just students' personal responsibility for vetting information, Data & Society researchers contend.


The tech industry is giving hundreds of millions of dollars to K-12 computer-science education, raising questions about its motives and impact.


When terror strikes, social media can be used to share information, process grief, and re-traumatize victims. Experts say parents and educators can help.


Giving free computers to community college students had no significant effect on students' future wages, total earnings, or rates of employment, according to an NBER study.


After a one-time infusion of startup funds, six Chicago schools were able to sustain personalized-learning models on regular public funds, a new analysis finds.


Many advocates say that modeling appropriate behavior with the devices is the way to go, and that a "ban is not a plan."


Children's advocates and tech-industry insiders are teaming up to press for more "humane" design and business practices.


Teachers must be able to make reliable and fair judgments of student mastery, the education advocacy group says.


A California district is under fire for allegedly punishing a student who retweeted and liked "inappropriate" content on her personal social-media account.


More than $5 million will go to efforts to change how teachers are prepared and supported, including to incorporate social-emotional learning into their classrooms.


The Every Student Succeeds Act required that a report be produced by June. The Department of Education says it won't be ready until March or April.


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