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September 21, 2017

Personalized Learning a Big Challenge in High School Redesign, RAND Finds

A new RAND evaluation of Opportunity by Design high schools found barriers to customizing instruction and implementing "mastery-based" progressions.

April 11, 2017

Algorithmic Bias a Rising Concern for Ed-Tech Field, RAND Researchers Say

A RAND Corporation report on how to mitigate bias in public-policy tools driven by artificial intelligence has implications for K-12 schools.

January 19, 2017

For Ed-Tech Company Newsela, 'Fake News' a Big Challenge - and Opportunity

A renewed focus on media literacy may be a a silver lining to the scourge of fake news, said Newsela CEO Matthew Gross in an extended Q&A.

December 02, 2016

Encryption Sorely Lacking in Ed-Tech Products, Survey Finds

Many vendors lack even minimal data-security protections, leaving school and student data vulnerable, according to Common Sense Education.

November 23, 2016

Cybersecurity, Safety Among Schools' Top Buying Priorities, Analyses Find

Districts can pay for cybersecurity software with the E-rate program, one report finds, while another shows a strong interest in procuring goods and services for school safety.

August 09, 2016

Summit Public Schools Expands Personalized Learning Network

The California charter network famous for its partnership with Facebook will expand its Basecamp program to 100 schools across the country.

May 04, 2016

Zuckerberg, Chan Tap James Shelton to Lead Huge Education Giving Effort

Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education James Shelton will direct Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's multi-billion dollar commitment to personalized learning and schools in underserved communities.

April 09, 2016

In Fla. Schools, Digital Divide Shifts From Access to Use, Research Finds

Low-income Florida students are more likely than their affluent peers to use classroom software for drill-and-kill practice, according to new research.

March 29, 2016

New Toolkit to Help Schools, Vendors Test Ed Tech for Privacy, Security

Common Sense Media has released an "information security primer" to help schools and ed-tech vendors test the privacy and security of new products.

March 07, 2016

Inside Facebook's Partnership to Develop Software for K-12 Schools

Engineers from Facebook and educators from Summit Public Schools are co-developing a new digital learning platform. Can it find a place in a crowded K-12 market?

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