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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Young Children's Use of Mobile Tech Has Tripled, Survey Finds

Instead of watching TV or DVDs, or playing video games in front of a console, kids are increasingly turning to mobile devices for entertainment.

CSforAll Announces Computer Science Pledges from Over 170 Organizations

Most address persistent challenges in the field—like teacher training, curriculum resources, and accessible out-of-school time programs.

Google Announces Job-Training Program, Grants Aimed at Future of Work

The online-services giant will give $1 billion to nonprofits working in education and job training, as well as offer technical training and certificates.

Can Ed Tech Nurture the 'Hearts and Minds'?

An Education Next forum poses the question: Do tools need stronger design and better implementation, or should educators reconsider their use of tech altogether?

Questions Linger Over Companies' $300 Million Computer Science Pledge

Earlier this month, tech company CEOs announced $300 million in funding for computer science education, but details on the plans remain scarce.

Schools and the Future of Work: 10 Research Reports You Need to See

Education Week curated 10 key studies to help K-12 educators and policymakers make sense of the debate over how technology will reshape the future of […]

Teenagers' Friendships Online Provide Emotional Support, Study Finds

Talking with friends online provides the same kind of support and validation for teenagers as interacting face-to-face, according to a new study.

'Without a Net' Documentary Explores Digital Divide in U.S. Schools

The lack of consistent, reliable internet access in high-poverty schools is the focus of a new, Verizon-backed film that will air on the National Geographic […]

FCC Seeks Comment on Access to WiFi for Schools and Libraries

The E-Rate provided billions of dollars for "category two" requests from schools and libraries. The FCC wants to know how the program is working.

Hacked Twitter Accounts a New Headache for Schools

After hackers struck, Nevada's Foothill High and Florida's St. Lucie schools were faced with offensive content coming from their official Twitter accounts.

Personalized Learning a Big Challenge in High School Redesign, RAND Finds

A new RAND evaluation of Opportunity by Design high schools found barriers to customizing instruction and implementing "mastery-based" progressions.

Nevada Recommits Funding for State 1-to-1 Program

Nevada plans to push forward with their state-funded 1-to-1 program after an encouraging independent review study of the program's impact.

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