L.A. School Chief Seeks Board Communications Amid Furor Over iPad Deal

John Deasy, under scrutiny for his own communications with technology companies, has filed a public records request seeking information about school board members' correspondence with vendors.


Coding and Computer Science Focus of New Online Learning Platform

Seattle-based nonprofit Code.org announced new free online learning resources to teach students computer science and provide teachers with professional development.


EdX Enters K-12 Arena with High School Level MOOCs

MIT and Harvard University's online-learning platform edX released this week a set of 26 courses targeted at high school students.


Punish Kids by Taking Away Mobile Devices? A #TBT Look Back to 2010

Devices and apps have evolved since 2010, probably more quickly than parents' strategies for monitoring teens' digital usage and regulating teens' digital access as a form of discipline.


Arne Duncan Makes Pitch for New STEM Teachers, Classroom Technology

At a tour of NASA's space camp in Huntsville, Ala., the education secretary put the spotlight on the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.


Student Mobile Device Usage Outpacing School Tech Programs, Survey Finds

More students are using mobile devices for schoolwork, but just one in six U.S. schoolchildren attends a school that provides all student with their laptop or tablet, according to a new survey from Pearson.


Throwback Thursday: Student-Cellphone-Search Lawsuit Still Resonates

A 2009 lawsuit filed by the ACLU highlighted a still-evolving legal issue: When can school administrators search students' cellphones and social media accounts?


L.A. Superintendent Deasy Defends iPad Contract From 'Political' Criticism

Los Angeles schools chief John Deasy fired back at critics questioning the integrity of the process behind a $30 million contract with Apple and Pearson.


Planning an Ed-Tech Transformation...in 1989

A 1989 report on schools' technology planning featured some long-forgotten devices and terminology, but many familiar concerns.


L.A. School iPad Deal With Apple, Pearson Critiqued in Board Report

Perceived conflicts of interest, possible manipulation in the bidding process, and questions about Pearson's curriculum are addressed in a review of the L.A. school system's iPad purchase.


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