Meghan E. Murphy

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Sanborn Regional High School student Jailee Thibeault does research during her social studies class. Each student chose a different figure from the American Civil War to profile.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

Boosters of personalized learning hoped for transformations under new ESSA law

Private groups step in to show teachers how to use technology in the classroom

Lots of dollars and tech but not enough teacher training to blend classrooms

SUNO business school building in 2012.

Black college foundation hits brakes on quest to start a blended-learning school

Thurgood Marshall middle school would have partnered with SUNO

Wednesday, March 19: At Ridley HS, students sit in the hallways tapping out homework assignments on their cell phones to submit through cloud-based software. Here, in a hallway near the school's main office. seniors Libby Alfieri , left, and Kellie O'Brien, right, use their portable electronic devices i.e. iPad and iPhone as they complete school work between classes.

As market surges, schools struggle to find the best tech products

Five middle school students in this western Pennsylvania town stand in a darkened room over a pie chart projected on the floor. Using motion-sensor wands, they manipulate sections of the…

A student in Jennifer Harmsen’s seventh-grade social studies classroom at Hillsborough Middle School watches a video on his Chromebook about life in ancient Rome. (Photo: Meghan E. Murphy)

Are iPads or Chromebooks better for schools?

For an entire school year Hillsborough, New Jersey, educators undertook an experiment, asking: Is the iPad really the best device for interactive learning? It’s a question that has been on…

Wanted: More gutsy leaders to drive schools into digital age

A second-grader in a Middletown, N.Y., school furrows her brow, searching her keyboard to find that funny number sign for her password. A third-grader holds her Chromebook aloft, hoping to…