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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Ed-Tech Companies Should Open Algorithms to Scrutiny, Report Suggests

A new National Education Policy Center report calls for stronger regulations around the use of algorithms in personalized learning and ed-tech software.

Comcast Expands Broadband Program for Low-Income Families

Comcast will offer faster internet speeds and on-the-go Wi-Fi access to customers in a broadband program for low-income households.

Risky Practices With Students' Data Security Are Common, Survey Suggests

Over two-thirds of participants responded to survey questions in a way indicating that they could have exposed students' or employees' personally identifiable information.

ISTE Lands Another Former Federal Ed-Tech Director

The International Society for Technology in Education as hired Joseph South as its new chief learning officer.

E-Rate, Other Universal-Service Funds to Be Transferred to U.S. Treasury

The move, which would take effect in 2018, comes in the wake of a recommendation by the federal Government Accountability Office.

Trump Names Nominees to Fill Empty FCC Seats, With High Stakes for Schools

If confirmed by the Senate, Republican Brendan Carr and Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel would bring the Federal Communications Commission back to full strength.

Teaching With Tech Is Hard. Two New Efforts Aim to Help.

Digital Promise announced a new technology-coaching program. Summit Public Schools unveiled "the nation's first personalized-learning teacher residency."

For Code.org, Training Computer Science Teachers Isn't Really About Computer Science

Nearly 500 new computer science teachers are in Philadelphia this week for one of Code.org's summer TeacherCon professional development workshops.

Maryland Dad Wants June 30 to Be "National Student Data Deletion Day"

Schools should automatically delete a wide range of "superfluous" student information at the end of each school year, says digital-privacy lawyer Bradley Shear.

Verizon Program Aims to Boost Rural Girls' STEM Skills

The free, three-week summer program is designed to introduce girls to computer science and encourage them to pursue careers in tech fields.

Telling the ISTE 2017 Story in Twitter Traffic

What was popular at ISTE? A U.K. company analyzed thousands of tweets to see who was doing most of the sharing, and on what subjects.

Personalized Learning: Modest Gains, Big Challenges, RAND Study Finds

Personalized learning is hard to implement and scale, the RAND Corp. found. But there are promising signs on student achievement, at least in some schools.

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