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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Brooklyn Students Protest School's Use of Facebook-Designed Online Curriculum

Students in New York City's Secondary School for Journalism walked out of class to protest the school's use of Facebook-designed online educational tool Summit Learning.

FUNecole: Social-Emotional Learning Meets Computer Science and Digital Literacy

FUNecole, an online learning platform and curriculum from a European-based company, combines social-emotional learning with computer science. It's used in multiple European countries, and might […]

Computers + Collaboration = Student Learning, According to New Meta-Analysis

A review of 425 studies found significant positive impacts on learning, skill acquisition, and perceptions when computers were used to support student collaboration.

Amazon Launches 'Future Engineer' Program to Aid Pursuit of Computer Science Careers

The Amazon Future Engineer program aims to reach more than 10 million underprivileged students each year and help them pursue careers in computer science.

Reorganization of U.S. Ed. Department's Privacy Office to Take Effect in Early 2019

The Office of the Chief Privacy Officer will be dismantled, and a new Privacy Policy Office will be responsible for technical assistance and FERPA enforcement.

Nearly All Public Comments to FCC Defended 'Net Neutrality,' Analysis Says

A manual analysis of 1,000 public comments to the FCC found that 99.7 percent of them opposed a recent order dismantling Obama-era protections for net […]

K-12 Computational Thinking Initiative Gets $1 Million Boost From NSF

Digital Promise Global has received a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve equitable access to computational education in public schools.

Stronger Data-Privacy Protections for Students and Teachers Needed, Report Argues

A new toolkit from two advocacy organizations, Parent Coalition for Student Privacy and The Badass Teachers Association, aims to help educators deal with the world […]

How to Design Computer Science for Students With Disabilities

Captions and screen readers are just a first step, said Emmanuel Schanzer of Bootstrap and Jennifer Rodriguez of PBS KIDS at the CSforALL Summit in […]

Lessons for Getting Schools Back Online After Hurricane Michael's Destruction

K-12 leaders should look for help from other school districts when they're struggling to get their management and learning systems back online after a hurricane.

States Aggressively Adopting K-12 Computer Science Policies, Report Finds

Twenty-two states now have K-12 computer-science standards, and 15 states require all high schools to offer computer science, a new report finds.

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Net Neutrality Law, Provoking Fight With Feds

Critics say a 2017 order approved by the FCC that dismantled net neutrality could stymie the flow of online content to K-12 schools.

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