February 2015 Archives

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


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


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.


Google, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, AmeriCorps VISTA, and others will bring an after-school computer coding program to more than 100,000 students.


The Los Angeles Unified district doesn't have the money to continue with plans to provide all students with a computer, superintendent Ramon Cortines said.


The group that created the credit-card-sized computers used to teach coding announced that it has sold more than 5 million units.


An award-winning digital role-playing game about U.S. slavery has provoked a backlash from critics who say that genocide cannot be appropriately simulated or gamified in the classroom.


The gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics may be starting to turn, according to new 2009 data from the National Center for Education Statistics.


A judge Wednesday reaffirmed his November ruling that the state's $60 million broadband contract had been awarded illegally.


Modernization of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 was the focus of a U.S. House hearing Wednesday.


The U.S. Department of Education is kicking off a series of "Regional Future Ready Summits" to help school district leaders develop digital learning plans.


North Carolina approved two virtual charter schools as part a four-year pilot program.


Jared Polis, a Democrat, and Luke Messer, a Republican, are working with the White House to introduce student-data-privacy legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Patty Quiñones, the executive director of innovation for the St. Vrain Valley Schools in Colorado, talks about boosting STEM education at all levels.


The state of New York is implementing an initiative that would bring bring high-speed broadband access to most of the state, including to schools.


New York City is one of three "test-bed networks" experimenting with new ways to quickly evaluate ed-tech products in real-world settings.


President Obama's budget calls for restoring the Enhancing Education Through Technology program and giving states money to support "model districts" at the local level.


Early childhood experts are questioning the value of a new virtual preschool that offers digital learning materials and online access to teachers.


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