Eye on Education

Editor's note: About the Eye on Education series

Students in K-12 and college classrooms across the Valley are using digital devices that give them access -- sometimes for the first time -- to the world's accumulated knowledge on the Internet.

The digital skills and knowledge they acquire will better prepare them for tomorrow's workforce, and to be better educated citizens.

Education clearly matters, which is why The Bee is focusing its resources this year on a series of quarterly special sections.

Today's section, the second installment in the series, examines the impact of technology in the classroom. Districts and the state have made a huge investment in digital devices that are changing how students learn and how teachers teach. But will that investment pay off in the long run?

Eye on Education launched in March with a section focusing on career technical education. In September, the topic will be early childhood education.