Organizations Seek Blended Learning Successes in Traditional Schools

Two organizations that study blended learning are looking for successful examples in traditional public schools and districts to highlight as case studies.


E-Rate Funding Insufficient, District Leadership Groups Contend

Just 9 percent of districts report having adequate bandwidth to support digital learning and assessments, according to a new survey.


L.A. iPad Investigation Report to Remain Confidential; Superintendent Resigns

Los Angeles Unified's school board voted against releasing an inspector general's report on a controversial technology program days before the district's superintendent stepped down.


Updated Cyberbullying Prevention Book Provides New Strategies for Educators

An updated edition of "Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying" has been released, just in time for October's national bullying prevention month.


Oculus Rift Virtual-Reality System Weighed by Higher Ed. Institutions

The educational possibilities of the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset continue to garner attention, although the potential still far outpaces the reality.


'Screen Time' Alone Too Limited a Gauge of Early Learners' Tech Use, Report Says

Definitions of "developmentally appropriate" technology use for early learners should consider more factors than just total screen time, according to the RAND Corporation.


Ed. Data-Mining Research Effort Wins Federal Grant, Raises Privacy Questions

The National Science Foundation awarded a $4.8 million grant for the creation of a massive repository for storing, sharing and analyzing digital learning data.


Michigan Offers To Waive Online Testing Requirement for Some Schools

With the spring 2015 deadline for implementing online testing drawing near, some Michigan administrators are expressing last-minute concerns about the technological readiness of their schools.


Ed-Tech Companies Pledge Data-Privacy Protections, Draw Skepticism

Companies now have a voluntary pledge for privacy practices they can sign as K-12 service providers, but some privacy advocates say it doesn't go far enough.


Arne Duncan Guidance Calls for Equal Technology Access Across Schools

A "Dear Colleague" letter released recently by the Department of Education urges states, districts and schools to proactively evaluate how they distribute resources, including educational technology.


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