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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The Workforce Is Changing. Are K-12 Schools Keeping Up?

Employers and career-training institutions need to do a better job sharing information with schools that will help prepare students for the professions of the future.

Lack of Home Internet Access Is Educational Hardship, Report Suggests

Teachers in high-poverty schools are more likely to avoid giving homework assignments that require internet access because many students lack such access at home.

High School Coursework Falls Short in Workforce Prep, Survey Suggests

High schoolers believe their educational experience is getting them ready for college. But they're less certain it is preparing them for the world of work.

States Have Tried to Ban Cellphones in Schools. It Hasn't Gone Well.

Four U.S. states tried to restrict cellphone use in schools last year, but met with little success.

States Have Adopted Dozens of Policies to Support Computer Science Education, Report Finds

Despite all that activity, across 39 states, only 45 percent of high schools teach computer science. And students receiving free and reduced-price lunch and those […]

Digital Learning Tools Are Everywhere, But Gauging Effectiveness Remains Elusive, Survey Shows

Educators are using digital tools to boost student learning more than ever. But few believe there's good information available about which resources work best.

Malware Attack Prompts School District Closure: K-12 Cyber Disruptions Rising

The Flagstaff Unified School District in Arizona is just the latest to fall victim to a cybersecurity attack so disruptive it forced schools to close.

Texas Law Requires Districts to Plan for Cyberattacks. Will Other States Follow?

The law is one of the few state state-level policies taking responsibility for the growing online threat.

Teens More Likely to Turn to YouTube for Current Events Than a News Organization, Survey Finds

Less than half - 41 percent - of teenagers get their news from a print or online newspaper at least three times a week. And […]

5 Big Ed-Tech Problems to Solve in 2020: Q&A With ISTE's Richard Culatta

Teaching students to communicate with intelligent machines, moving from coding to computational thinking, and asking better questions before purchasing tech are top priorities.

National Science Foundation Touts 'Everyday' STEM Learning Opportunities

The NSF's "Last Days of Summer STEM Bucket List" includes a wide range of on- and offline learning tools aiming to help children build their […]

How Different Racial Groups Think Schools Should Prepare Students for the Future of Work

African Americans, Latinos, and Asians are more likely than whites to believe that schools should teach computer science to prepare children for the future, a […]

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