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April 26, 2019

Districts Often Out of Touch with Teachers' Biggest Tech Needs, Survey Finds

A recent report from Common Sense Media reveals that teachers don't feel they have the right tech for their classrooms.

March 06, 2019

One-Fourth of K-12 Math Instruction Occurs Digitally, Survey Suggests

Print is still popular, and math teachers still want time for direct instruction and group work, according to market-intelligence firm Simba Information.

February 21, 2019

'Teach to One' Personalized-Learning Model Has No Effect on Students' Math Scores, Federal Evaluation Finds

Dueling studies of Teach to One: Math highlighted a divide over whether personalized-learning models should prioritize grade-level proficiency or academic growth.

January 23, 2019

Educators and Artificial Intelligence: "Err on the Side of Caution," Says RAND Researcher

AI-powered tools may augment teachers, a new RAND report argues--but only if big concerns around bias and transparency are first addressed.

August 01, 2018

Schools Turn to Geospatial Tech Lessons to Engage Students in STEM

A program to teach geospatial technology and concepts -- or organizing and analyzing data through visualization -- is expanding from Virginia to the Chicago public schools.

July 20, 2018

Gates Foundation Gives $2.2M to For-Profit Company Tackling School Schedules

Ed-tech company Abl will lead the new "Unlocking Time" initiative, which will include a self-assessment and free online resources about how schools can better structure their time.

April 17, 2018

Pearson Tested 'Social-Psychological' Messages in Learning Software, With Mixed Results

An experiment with embedding "growth-mindset" messaging in software appeared to help students persist when they encountered difficulty—and raised ethical concerns.

December 14, 2017

Bezos Family Foundation's Early Childhood Program Comes to Amazon's Alexa

Vroom, a program that translates research on children's brain development into tips for parents, is being woven into an Amazon service.

November 15, 2017

Jobs of All Types Now Require More Digital Skills, Brookings Report Finds

A changing labor market will require both highly skilled IT workers and improved basic digital skills, according to a new report from the Brookings Institute.

November 08, 2017

'Open Algorithms' Bill Would Jolt New York City Schools, Public Agencies

The proposed legislation would require the 1.1-million student district to publish the source code behind algorithms used to assign students to high schools, evaluate teachers, and more.

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