February 2014 Archives

Maine is set to vote on legislation that would ban new virtual charter schools, while creating a statewide cyber program for all public students.


New federal guidance focuses on making sense of federal laws and implementing best practices to better protect students' data privacy.


Policymakers, advocates and industry leaders discussed student data privacy at a summit hosted by Common Sense Media.


A data system developed by Pearson, called PowerSchool, has been linked to problems with student and school records in a number of North Carolina districts.


The jury is still out on whether new, digital instructional materials can achieve greater alignment with new standards than traditional textbooks.


Planning, investments, and training will be key to successfully administering online Common Core exams, a new report says.


Pennsylvania is the only state to link its K-12 data system with data from key early-childhood education, health, and social services programs, a new report finds.


In response to a court ruling, the Federal Communications Commission said it will put forward rules to protect an open Internet.


Districts in Green Bay, Wisc., Forsyth County, Ga., and elsewhere are sending mobile hotspot technology home with students to help those who lack reliable Internet connections away from school.


Join Education Week on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. ET, for an online chat about innovative approaches for training teachers how to use technology more effectively.


New Jersey Commissioner of Education Chris Cerf will assume a new position with the New York City-based digital-learning company.


The New York state education department's partnership with inBloom may proceed despite privacy concerns from parents, a state judge determined.


The 350,000-student district will provide students with Hewlett Packard and Lenovo devices, with Microsoft adding software and technical support.


In a speech to technology advocates, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined plans for improving the E-rate program and putting greater emphasis on high-speed broadband.


Microsoft, Apple, Sprint, Autodesk and other companies say they will offer $750 million in devices and discounts in support of the Obama administration's plan to expand students' technology access.


An overwhelming majority of Americans, with or without children, support technology upgrades and greater broadband access for public schools, a new report says.


At an event Tuesday, President Obama will announce commitments from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and other companies to provide students and families with free wireless access and other services.


The Data Quality Campaign and a host of partners are urging states to promote policies that will foster better use of student data by educators.


An Alaska school district is piloting a program that allows virtual teachers to control robots that move around classrooms and interact with students.


A new federal plan will call for the portion of E-rate money devoted to improving schools' and libraries' broadband to rise by $1 billion annually.


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