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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Schools Collect Tons of Student Information. Deleting It All Is a Major Challenge

States and districts should create comprehensive data inventories and adopt clear retention and deletion policies, recommends the Center for Democracy & Technology.

New Tech Aims to Help Schools Preserve Text Messages as Public Records

A Washington state district is the first to roll out a new "mobile communications compliance program," highlighting schools' ongoing challenge with preserving text messages as […]

One-Fourth of K-12 Math Instruction Occurs Digitally, Survey Suggests

Print is still popular, and math teachers still want time for direct instruction and group work, according to market-intelligence firm Simba Information.

'Professor Dave' Explains How He Attracted 345,000 YouTube Subscribers

Science educator Dave Farina developed the eponymous YouTube show, Professor Dave Explains, to teach high school students and undergrads Science subjects. In an interview with […]

Gates Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Asked for Big New Education Ideas. Here's What They Got.

As the first step in a new R&D initiative they're planning for K-12 education, the foundation and venture-philanthropy group are highlighting innovative ideas provided by […]

Can Tapping Into Unused Broadband Spectrum Boost K-12 Connectivity?

The FCC is exploring options for tapping into a largely unused portion of broadband spectrum, in a step that school advocates hope could boost students' […]

'Teach to One' Personalized-Learning Model Has No Effect on Students' Math Scores, Federal Evaluation Finds

Dueling studies of Teach to One: Math highlighted a divide over whether personalized-learning models should prioritize grade-level proficiency or academic growth.

Rural Students' Technology Access Still Lagging Behind, ACT Report Shows

While one in five students in U.S. public schools live in a rural area, they are often overlooked when it comes to ed-tech needs, report […]

Hundreds of 2018 E-Rate Applications Still in Limbo

More than 700 E-rate applications from last year are still pending, despite efforts to streamline the program's cumbersome bureaucracy.

Trump Calls for New AI Workforce-Development Efforts, But Offers No New Money

A new executive order on artificial intelligence shines a light on the need for education and training. But experts say it's thin on details and […]

Take the Long View When Evaluating 1-to-1 Computing Efforts, Researcher Says

When evaluating the effectiveness of 1-to-1 computing programs, schools should examine the impact over several years, not just a few, says Marie Hull, a researcher […]

Teachers Can Access Student Information. It's Just Not Very Useful, RAND Survey Says

Eighty-eight percent of teachers reported having access to student data, but the information rarely presented a cumulative portrait of students' abilities and experiences.

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