Texas legislation that has reached the desk of Gov. Rick Perry would allow nonprofits and private companies to offer courses through a statewide virtual network.
Education publishers described a host of challenges they face in an evolving K-12 market, at a conference held in the nation's capital.
Attendees at a conference on "reimagining education," emphasized blending the use of technology with other subjects, including the arts.
Romanian high school student Ionut Budisteanu won this year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair by making Google's self-driving car $70,000 cheaper.
Coursera announces a new partnership with universitiies to offer "MOOCs," a plan that draws a positive reaction from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
A group designing tests to go with the common-core online assessments has released practice tests for students, teachers, and parents.
Dallas' schools chief has asked for the resignation of his chief of staff, who has confirmed he is the subject of a federal investigation.
Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP, believed to be the most widely used operating systems in K-12 districts, leaving districts to upgrade or choose other options.
Schools are awash in data, but their tech systems lack "interoperability," or the ability to work together, a new report concludes.
The Helmsley Charitable Trust will provide $2.2 million to Khan Academy, known for providing online instructional videos, to develop content and tools to meet the common core math standards.