The Challenges in Making Ed-Tech Work, Through the Eyes of K-12 Officials

Education Week conducted video interviews with K-12 officials gathered at ISTE on the biggest challenges they face in making ed-tech work in schools.

Mark Edwards, Former Superintendent of the Year, Moves to Discovery Education

Mark Edwards, the 2013 Superintendent of the Year for the U.S., is leaving the top post in the Moooresville, N.C., district after nine years to […]

Smithsonian Launches Online Learning Lab for Teachers

The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access has released a free online toolkit allowing educators to easily use its resources and collections in the […]

Games, Videos Continue to Make Big Gains Classrooms, Survey Finds

Students find educational videos appealing because they connect academic concepts to the real world, and make it easy to understand challenging material, the report found.

Inside Facebook's Partnership to Develop Software for K-12 Schools

Engineers from Facebook and educators from Summit Public Schools are co-developing a new digital learning platform. Can it find a place in a crowded K-12 […]

U.S. Ed. Department Signs Up 13 States for #GoOpen Initiative

Thirteen states and 40 districts are joining the U.S. Department of Education's open education resource initiative, which includes a commitment to replace textbooks with free […]

'Growth Mindset' Touted by Companies, Ed. Groups in National Campaign

Amazon Education and TenMarks, another business division of the online retailer, have helped launch a website and promotional effort to encourage teachers, students, and parents […]

Tech Supports for Early Literacy Highlighted on Website

The Integrating Technology in Early Literacy website highlights more than 30 programs around the country that are using devices such as tablets and web video […]

Investors' Advice to Ed-Tech Startups: Focus on Unmet 'Gaps' in Schools

Investors at an industry ed-tech forum urged fledgling companies to focus on solving problem in schools, and avoid vague promises about "disrupting" K-12 systems.

Noodle Markets Aiming to Create Amazon-Like K-12 Procurement Network

A company is attempting to launch a free online marketplace to help ed-tech vendors make their products known in the K-12 market, often a difficult […]

Ed-Tech Pilot Tests in Districts Informal, Short on Student Feedback, Study Finds

Both districts and ed-tech developers would benefit from collecting more feedback from teachers and students from pilot tests of products, a study suggests.

Media Usage Highest Among Poor, Minority Youth, Report Finds

Common Sense Media released a report describing high levels of media usage by today's youth.

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