Students report that schools' filters, firewalls, and blockage of social media sites are obstacles to their use of educational technology.
A pair of measures introduced in Congress encourage the use of "adaptive" testing, exams that respond to student answers to gauge the performance level.
President Obama will announce plans on Thursday to ask the Federal Communcations Commission to overhaul the E-rate program, which supports technology in schools.
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.