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Katie Ash
Katie Ash
Staff Writer, Education Week Digital Directions
Chair, Chiefs for Change
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Kevin Bushweller
Kevin Bushweller
Executive Editor, Education Week Digital Directions
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Michelle Davis
Michelle Davis
Pesident, Editorial Projects in Education
Senior Writer, Education Week Digital Directions
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Ian Quillen
Ian Quillen
Staff Writer, Education Week Digital Directions
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Katie Ash
Staff Writer, Education Week Digital Directions

Ash is a staff writer for Education Week and its Digital Directions magazine. She covers educational technology, including such issues as computer-based assessments, mobile learning, gaming and simulations in the classroom, assistive technology, and online learning. She tracks ed-tech trends on edweek.org through the Digital Education blog, which she co-writes. In addition, she covers school facilities and transportation, as well as education in Alaska, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington state. Ash began working for Education Week in 2006.

Kevin Bushweller
Executive Editor, Education Week Digital Directions

Bushweller is an assistant managing editor of Education Week and the executive editor of Digital Directions, its magazine for K-12 technology leaders. He directs coverage of news and ideas in educational technology and e-learning that spans both those publications. He also oversees the Digital Directions and Industry & Innovation online channels and the twice-monthly Digital Directions e-newsletter. He also serves as project editor of Education Week’s annual Technology Counts report.

Before joining Education Week in 2000, he was a writer-editor for American School Board Journal and the senior technology editor for its Electronic School quarterly.

Michelle Davis
Senior Writer, Education Week Digital Directions

Davis is the senior writer for Education Week Digital Directions, a magazine for K-12 technology leaders. She writes about cutting-edge trends in the education technology world, and has penned stories for the magazine on everything from green computing to social networks. Before shifting her attention to technology, Davis was a staff writer for Education Week, covering federal education issues in Congress and the U.S. Department of Education. Before joining Education Week in 2002, Davis reported on federal politics for the Knight-Ridder Washington bureau.

Ian Quillen
Staff Writer, Education Week Digital Directions

Quillen is a staff writer for Education Week and its Digital Directions magazine. He also co-writes the Digital Education blog. His interests as a reporter on the technology beat are wide-ranging, but they include a focus on federal ed-tech issues. Before joining Education Week in 2009 as a member of its Web production team, Quillen was a sports reporter and page designer with the Williamsport Sun-Gazette in Central Pennsylvania.