A new Federal Communications Commission notice focused on using the E-rate to improve internal connections in schools has drawn criticism, including from the National Education Association, the country's largest teachers' union.
Students will have free access to custom practice problems, instructional videos, and tailored feedback to help them gear up for the college-admissions exam.
Bigger data, more advanced learning analytics, and more workplace-like classrooms are the wave of the future, panelists told a crowd at the South by Southwest education conference.
An association of school technology leaders is offering guidance for how K-12 leaders can design and implement technology to improve the reliability of their connections and improve student achievement.
Letting parents opt in to data-sharing initiatives is "fraught with technical difficulties," said Lori Fey of the Ed-Fi Aliiance at SXSWedu.
Securing student data and reshaping the public discourse around this hot-button issue are big topics at this year's South by Southwest education conference.
Virtual schools serve much lower percentages of minority, low-income, and special-needs students than regular public schools, concludes a report that examined 338 online schools.
Finalists from 15 states presented STEM projects to improve their local communities at SXSWedu as part of Samsung's annual Solve for Tomorrow contest.
New digital curricula from Amplify are leading districts to question their instructional strategies and approaches to procurement.
Maine is set to vote on legislation that would ban new virtual charter schools, while creating a statewide cyber program for all public students.