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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Appalachia Has STEM Jobs Available. Will Students Have the Skills to Fill Them?

In Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, employers in the energy-extraction industry seek workers with "middle-level skills" in STEM fields.

Future Ready Schools to Lead Digital Personalized Learning Institutes

Future Ready Schools will lead a series of eight regional professional development events to help schools grow digital personalized learning initiatives.

Research Review: Which Blended-Learning Software Actually Works?

The Regional Education Laboratory Central reviewed studies of 14 online and blended-learning programs used to differentiate instruction.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Hiring Personalized-Learning Engineers

The new team will take over development of Summit Public Schools' personalized-learning software, ending the charter network's partnership with Facebook.

Ohio's E-School Attendance Dispute: Q&A With the Columbus Dispatch

Bill Bush and Jim Siegel of the Columbus Dispatch talk about covering the accountability concerns swirling around full-time online charters in Ohio.

For Young People, News Is Mobile, Social, and Hard to Trust, Studies Find

"Fake news" is one of many reasons why tweens, teens, and young adults mistrust news organizations, according to studies from Common Sense Media and Data […]

In W.Va., Teachers Turn Trump's 'Fake News' Attacks Into Teachable Moments

At West Virginia's Ripley High, teachers are developing media literacy skills in students who are trying to critically examine allegations about "fake news" and media […]

Rhode Island Announces Statewide K-12 Personalized Learning Push

The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative and other funders are supporting Rhode Island's efforts to define and research personalized learning in traditional public schools.

Phishing Scam Targets School Employees' Information

The IRS is warning school districts to watch out for official-looking emails that ask for copies of employees' W-2 forms.

Online Charter Students in Ohio Perform Far Worse Than Peers, Study Finds

A new NYU/RAND study found that Ohio e-schools tend to attract low-performing white students, who often fall quickly behind students in regular schools.

Link Between Social Media and Narcissism? Not Always for Younger Generation

Students' use of social media does not necessarily indicate a tendency toward narcissism, as it does in some adults, researchers say.

AltSchool Joins Tech Companies Filing Brief Against Trump Immigration Order

Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are among 97 leading technology companies to contest the legality of President Trump's executive order limiting immigration.

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