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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How School Districts Can Avoid Buying Expensive Technology That Doesn't Work

An expert recommends schools agree not to pay tech providers until their products prove effective.

Social Media is 'Tearing Us Apart', Middle and High School Students Say

The digital world isn't just exhausting for adults. More than half of the middle and high school students who participated in a recent survey say […]

How Weather Forced a Minn. District to Establish E-Learning Options On the Fly

The director of teaching and learning for a Minnesota district talks about putting e-learning days into action under difficult circumstances.

Yes, College Admissions Officers Do Look at Applicants' Social Media, Survey Finds

More than a third of the nearly 300 college admissions officers surveyed by the Kaplan Test Prep company say they have visited sites like Facebook, […]

Federal Privacy Protections Would Extend to Older Children Under New Bill

Older children would be protected by the same online privacy laws that apply to younger kids, under a bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. House […]

10 Things to Know About California's New Data Privacy Law

A new law in California strengthens privacy protections for consumers, including children under 16, but leaves open some questions for K-12 educators.

'We Just Work Our Way Around It.' CTO Challenges in a Rural District

Internet connectivity, recruiting staff, and finding partners to learn from are all big challenges for an ed-tech leader in a district off the coast of […]

N.Y. District Will Use Facial Recognition Software, Despite Big Privacy Concerns

A New York State school district has announced it will begin using controversial facial recognition software for school safety purposes, over the strenuous objections of […]

Facial Recognition Tech Discriminates. Ten Questions to Ask About K-12 Use

Facial recognition technology is often significantly more likely to misidentify people of color, according to a new report.

Is Requiring Online Courses a Good Thing? Teachers in Canada Aren't So Sure

A proposal in Ontario to require students to take two online courses before high school graduation has drawn objections from a teachers' union in the […]

Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education: Lessons for K-12 Tech Leaders

Artificial Intelligence is being cited as the next big teaching tool, and new area of study for students. But it may also make life easier […]

Standards for Online Learning Updated for First Time Since 2011

One of the authors of the updated standards says they reflect the growing importance of digital accessibility and student engagement in online courses.

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