July 2013 Archives

Two providers of full-time virtual education joined traditional schools in receiving $6.6 million in grants to support blended learning.


An independent review found that widespread interruptions on Indiana's online state tests had no measurable negative impact on student scores.


The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comments until Sept. 16 on a proposal to restructure the funding, priorities, and transparency of the E-rate program.


As funding for arts education continues to wane in K-12 schools, a new report suggests that kids are increasingly using technology and virtual learning communities to pursue art outside of school.


Schoolzilla, a data platform for schools that was developed as part of the Aspire charter schools network, will launch its own commercial business.


A new report uses an "index" to for evaluating educational technology based on its design, usefulness in schools, and other factors.


A new survey shows that iPads are overwhelmingly the mobile technology of choice in districts, with Google Chromebooks a distant second.


While international shipments of personal computers are falling, the market for those devices in the United States is relatively stable, a market report says.


The House reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would allow states to fulfill federal testing requirements by using computer-based adaptive tests.


The Federal Communications Commission has unanimously approved moving ahead with a rule-making process to make changes to the E-rate program.


Federal Communications Commission member Ajit Pai says schools should be required to contribute one dollar for every three E-rate dollars they receive.


Teachers believe that digital tools benefit student writing, but they worry about the "creep" of text-message style into formal writing assignments, researchers found.


In his new book, CIO Magazine publisher Gary Beach says the technology skills gap is real and businesses should help schools fix the problem.


South Carolina is launching a major expansion of its state virtual learning program that lawmakers say will help meet surging demand from students.


On July 12th at 2 p.m. ET, join Education Week for a live chat about how computer coding can help teach K-12 students math and higher-order thinking.


A virtual summer camp hosted by Maker Media and Google+ features rocket-propelled toy cars, balloon blimps, bike-powered cellphone chargers, and a huge online community.


A federal judge in New York rules that Apple Inc., a major player in providing school technology, conspired to fix the price of e-books.


Alan November told the National Association of Elementary School Principals that embracing technology means difficult changes, but is key to succeeding in the Common Core era.


Nebraska became the 14th state to join the Ed-Fi Alliance and will work to create "dashboards" designed to give educators real-time access to student data.


The National Education Association passed its first revision to digital-learning policy in 11 years.


Just one in five Oklahoma schools had sufficient bandwidth and devices to administer online common-core exams, a state survey found.


Yesterday, fifty national organizations co-signed a letter to the FCC urging them to swiftly implement changes to the E-rate program for President Obama's ConnectED initiative.


The National Center for Family Literacy and Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop announced the formation of the Aprendiendo Juntos Council.


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