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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Charter School 4th Graders: Less Access to Computers in School, More At Home

A new analysis of NAEP survey and performance data examines differences in students' access to computers and use of classroom technology.

'Homework Gap' Hits Minority, Impoverished Students Hardest, Survey Finds

The lack of access to technology and internet connectivity at home is especially severe among poor, rural, and minority students, a new survey from ACT […]

Data-Privacy Questions From Parents That Schools Should Be Ready to Answer

The Future of Privacy Forum outlined seven big privacy questions that parents should ask their children's schools.

Instagram and Teens: What Do You Need to Know?

Instagram released a new guide for parents, but outside experts had different messages on what to know about privacy, identity, and healthy use of the […]

FBI Raises Alarm on Ed Tech and Student Data Privacy, Security

The widespread collection of sensitive information via ed tech, combined with often-weak cybersecurity protections in schools, is leaving students at risk, the FBI warned.

Teen Social Media Use Is Skyrocketing. But Don't Panic, New Research Says

Seventy percent of teens use social media more than once a day, but they say it makes them feel less lonely and more confident, according […]

A Push to Make 'Computer Science for All' Accessible to Students With Disabilities

The nonprofit CSforALL Consortium aims to get vendors, school districts, state education departments, and investors to sign an "Accessibility Pledge."

Video Game Design Meets Black Lives Matter and #MeToo

At Oakland, Calif.-based Gameheads, young people work at the intersection of media, technology, and culture to make video games that often have strong social messages.

Ohio Sues Cyber Charter Founder, Pursuing Millions in Disputed Funds

Ohio is seeking to recoup millions of dollars in funds from now-defunct online charter school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.

Pro Basketball Player Brings Entrepreneurship Program to Baltimore Schools

Rudy Gay's Flight 22 Foundation is partnering with ed-tech company EverFi to teach students how to create a successful business.

Generation Z Prefers Learning From YouTube, Not Books

Younger learners are growing up with technology all around them. A recent Pearson study found that a majority of kids aged 14 to 23 prefer […]

Latest in Back-to-School Tech: Panic Buttons for Teachers

Technology company Enseo is betting that a security system widely deployed in hotels will also generate interest from schools wrestling with mounting safety concerns.

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