Online Testing Rolls Forward in Florida Districts, After Delays

Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart said Wednesday that online testing was going smoothly, after two days of sporadic disruptions around the state.


New Report Alleges Shortcomings in California Virtual Education Program

A new report questions the academic performance and financial accountability of the California Virtual Academies, though the online provider and its parent company dispute the findings.


Girls Deterred From STEM Classes by Biased Teachers, Study Finds

Teacher bias influenced Israeli girls' performance in STEM subjects and their decision to pursue further studies in the subject, according to researchers.


Florida Online-Testing Woes Persist as Districts Wait on State Assurances

A number of major Florida districts continued to suspend online testing after a series of breakdowns that disrupted the administration of writing exams.


'Innovative' Principals Gather at U.S. Education Department

Eleven "highly innovative" principals told U.S. Education Department officials about leadership, dealing with state tests, and their efforts to go to scale.


Vendor Accepts Responsibility for Online-Testing Snafus in Florida

Some of Florida's largest school districts experienced problems administering a statewide online writing exam on Monday.


Model 'Terms of Service' for Data Privacy Unveiled by Ed. Department

Federal officials have issued guidance to help districts review the merits of the "terms of service" on privacy issues offered by educational technology vendors.


Arkansas Gov. Directs High Schools to Offer Computer Science Classes

Arkansas schools will be required to offer computer-science classes in the 2015-16 academic year, under a new law.


Digital Game Found to Boost Students' Ability to Argue

Playing Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy can improve students' argumentation skills, according to a new study from ETS and GlassLab.


Mobile Devices for Schools Generating 'Huge Momentum,' Analysts Say

Futuresource Consulting projects that half of students and teachers in the U.S. will have access to their own personal computer in school by 2015-16.


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