Digital Education

Education Week reporter Ben Herold explores how technology is shaping teaching and learning and the management of schools. Join the discussion as he analyzes the latest developments.

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Posts by Digital Education

Teachers' Union Faces Backlash Over Publication on Personalized Learning

A story published in the magazine of the National Education Association sparked sharp criticism from some teachers and activists concerned about software-driven personalized learning.

Ohio Orders State's Largest Cyber Charter to Repay $60M in Attendance Dispute

A state audit of student login records determined that Ohio's largest full-time online charter had dramatically overstated its student enrollment.

Research-Based Tech Implementation: Q&A With Eric Sheninger and Tom Murray

The book by two advocates and former educators outlines research-backed strategies for integrating technology and implementing personalized learning.

Gates, Zuckerberg Philanthropies Team Up on Personalized Learning

A joint $12 million grant to support personalized learning reflects growing ties between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

Updated Privacy Toolkit Offers Guidance on Federal Laws, Vendor Contracts

The toolkit from the Consortium for School Networking provides further explanation of federal privacy laws and offers guidance in communicating and contracting with vendors.

Harvard Rescinds Admissions Offers Over Facebook Posts: Report

At least 10 students had their admissions offers revoked after making offensive posts to a Facebook group chat, the Harvard Crimson reported.

7 Good Ed-Tech Stories You Might Have Missed

From teens-and-screens to cybersecurity jobs to online courses, strong ed-tech-related stories abounded at the Education Writers Association's 2017 national seminar.

Are Trump's Proposed Cuts to Title IV Really a 'Body Blow' to K-12 Ed-Tech?

After authorizing $1.6 billion that districts could use for technology, Congress appropriated one-fourth that amount. President Trump now wants to eliminate the funds altogether.

Questions Over New Construction Projects Raise More Worries About E-Rate's Future

About 100 mostly rural districts planning to use federal dollars to build new fiber-optic networks are now in limbo, causing uncertainty about the E-Rate program.

Court Orders Pa. to Approve Thrice-Rejected Cyber Charter Applicant

A Pa. Commonwealth Court rejected years of arguments by state officials that the nonprofit board of Insight PA Cyber Charter would not be independent of […]

New Student Data Privacy Toolkit Encourages Parent Advocacy

The toolkit, released by the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, identifies best practices for schools and districts.

Popular Ed-Tech Platform Edmodo Hacked, Faulted for Ad-Tracking

Motherboard reported that millions of Edmodo user records were for sale on the dark web. The company has removed code that tracked student and teacher […]

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