Obama Talks School Technology Gap During Alaska Visit

The President touted his ConnectED program, which draws financial support from ed-tech providers and hopes to improve digital education and Web connectivity.


L.A. iPad Program an Ongoing Mess, Evaluators Find

Los Angeles' massive school-technology initiative again suffered from deployment problems, poor communication, and ineffective classroom uses, according to a new report.


Social Media Not a Priority for Classroom Teachers, Survey Finds

Just 13 percent of K-12 teachers today have integrated social media into classroom instruction, finds a poll from the University of Phoenix.


Daniel Schwartz, Ed-Tech Professor and New Stanford Ed. Dean: Q&A

Technology could soon transform health education and social-emotional learning, said the newly appointed dean of Stanford's Graduate School of Education.


Online Test Results in Mont., Nev., N.D., to Be Reviewed

Smarter Balanced has hired an outside organization to review the test results in three states that experience online disruptions on common-core exams.


World Privacy Forum Pushes FERPA 'Opt Out' for Parents

An interest group has launched an effort meant to help parents protect student data that could be released through schools' "directory" information.


American Institutes for Research Test Platform Gets Smarter Balanced Review

The common-core testing consortium has arranged an independent evaluation of the open-source platform, which has come under scrutiny recently.


Student-Data-Privacy Legislation Signed in Delaware Latest in Trend Among States

Delaware jumps on the student-data privacy bandwagon with a new law that holds vendors accountable for keeping student information private.


Are Open Education Resources Ready for Adaptive-Learning Technology?

Ed-tech company Knewton launches a new platform that aims to make "open" educational content adaptive and available directly to students and teachers.


Nev. Recoups $1.3M From Measured Progress Over Online Testing Woes

Measured Progress agreed to cut its fees by $789,000 and provide $510,000 worth of support for Nevada's implementation of science standards.


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