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Impact funds pour money into ed tech businesses

Will tracking outcomes such as student engagement and school climate be helpful?

Researchers can detect when students aren’t trying on computerized tests

A testing company spots disengaged students who are guessing answers too quickly

Evidence increases for reading on paper instead of screens

Most studies point to better reading comprehension from printed material, researcher says

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Research shows lower test scores for fourth graders who use tablets in schools

Reboot Foundation questions the use of technology in education

The classrooms for the Teach to One program include many teachers and students in a wall without rooms. Furniture is used to create nooks for small groups.

New study casts doubts on effectiveness of personalized learning program in New Jersey

Results highlight debate over how to measure what's working in the classroom when kids are learning different things

Weakest students more likely to take online college classes but do worse in them

Survey of rigorous academic research on online education finds lower grades and higher drop out rates

The ‘dirty secret’ about educational innovation

A 2018 federal report found that only 18 percent of the innovations funded by the Education Department lifted student achievement

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Students in Julie Needham’s third-grade class work on individual lessons on laptops. (Photo by Jackie Mader)

3 lessons from data on how students are actually using educational apps and software at school

Teachers and students aren't using all the pricey software that school budgets buy, researchers say

Documenting Maine’s failure to implement proficiency-based education

Focus on graduation requirements and grades distracted from teaching reforms, researchers say

Putting an ed tech darling in context

New research study finds more modest benefits to a Mooresville, N.C., laptop program that was once lauded as a national model

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