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

Ohio's Largest Cyber Charter Closes Mid-Year

The 12,000-student Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow has closed its doors following a long battle with state officials over student attendance and funding.

Computer, Data-Science Skills Worth Extra Across Job Market, Analysis Finds

Twenty percent of living-wage jobs now value computer-science skills, and those jobs pay $20,000 more per year than jobs that don't, according to a Burning […]

Trump Signs Orders on Rural Broadband Access

President Trump signed orders aiming to make it easier to locate broadband infrastructure on federal land in rural America, but the impact of the orders […]

After Loss of 'Net Neutrality,' Districts Weigh How to Protect Themselves

The Consortium for School Networking advises K-12 systems to seek specific assurances on a free flow of online content from internet service providers.

States Urged to Emphasize Competency-Based Learning in the ESSA Era

Policymakers should redesign accountability systems to transition from a "culture of compliance to one of continuous improvement," a new report argues.

Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Online Charter School Funding Dispute

Ohio's highest court will hear arguments in February over the state's efforts to recover more than $60 million in funding to Ohio's largest online charter.

Two Districts Roll Back Summit Personalized Learning Program

A Connecticut district stopped using the platform and a Pennsylvania K-12 system will slow its implementation after parents raised questions about instructional quality and data […]

The Year in Personalized Learning: 2017 in Review

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, states like Vermont and Rhode Island, and companies such as AltSchool all generated headlines about personalized learning in 2017.

FCC Dismantles 'Net Neutrality' Policy, and K-12 Schools Await Impact

Critics fear the new policy will allow internet service providers to create fast and slow lanes in a way that restricts online options for consumers, […]

Bezos Family Foundation's Early Childhood Program Comes to Amazon's Alexa

Vroom, a program that translates research on children's brain development into tips for parents, is being woven into an Amazon service.

Artificial Intelligence and K-12: New Commentary Package From Ed Week

Professors, futurists, and advocates offer thoughts on AI, jobs, and the future of schooling for K-12 educators and policymakers.

Cyber Charters' Struggles: An Update Showing New Troubles in 8 States

An update to Education Week's award-winning interactive map highlights fresh troubles with cyber charters in California, Indiana, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and […]

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