American Institutes for Research Test Platform Smarter Balanced Review

The common-core testing consortium has arranged an independent evaluation of the open-source platform, which has come under scrutiny recently.


Student-Data-Privacy Legislation Signed in Delaware Latest in Trend Among States

Delaware jumps on the student-data privacy bandwagon with a new law that holds vendors accountable for keeping student information private.


Are Open Education Resources Ready for Adaptive-Learning Technology?

Ed-tech company Knewton launches a new platform that aims to make "open" educational content adaptive and available directly to students and teachers.


Nev. Recoups $1.3M From Measured Progress Over Online Testing Woes

Measured Progress agreed to cut its fees by $789,000 and provide $510,000 worth of support for Nevada's implementation of science standards.


Amplify's MOOC Gets a New Owner, and a New Name: Edhesive

Amplify's massive, open, online AP computer science course, which is used by individual students and entire schools, will be rebranded as Edhesive.


TES Global Unveils Platform for U.S. Teachers to Sell Content Online

The website tes.com joins a growing number of online resources that allow educators to share the content they create, either for free or at a price.


Edcamp Continues Expansion With $2 Million From Gates Foundation

The Edcamp Foundation, which supports "un-conferences" of teachers that serve as alternatives to traditional professional development, will receive $2 million from the Gates Foundation.


Minn. Student's Tweet About Kissing Teacher Leads to Suspension, Lawsuit

Courts have typically upheld students' First Amendment rights on social media, except for instances that cause "substantial disruption" to schools.


'Homework Gap' for Hispanics Targeted in New Broadband-Awareness Initiative

A new partnership between Univision and Common Sense Media aims to help Hispanic households access broadband service and information on safe Internet usage.


K-12 Librarians Turn to Tech, but Lack Bandwidth and Money, Survey Finds

School Library Journal's 2015 Technology Survey reveals librarians' increased use of tech tools, as well as the barriers they face in using digital resources.


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