Committee members said the $17 million initiative would have taken money away from much-needed construction projects.

By guest blogger Gina Cairney In an effort to ensure all its students have the same opportunities for quality classroom instruction, Cumberland County (N.C.) schools are using technology to "bridge" together its classrooms to maximize good teaching, the Fayetteville Observer reports. With an interactive whiteboard, laptop, webcam, and conferencing software, teachers are able to interact with students anywhere in the district, and, according to the Observer, the school system can better meet federal requirement for having a certified teacher in each classroom. As more schools integrate technology into their classrooms, there have been some concerns about the technologies' effectiveness, ...

With the infrastructure for robust, longitudinal education data systems in place for most states, the Data Quality Campaign says the focus should now be on helping educators use the systems more effectively.

State education officials said the school isn't hiring enough workers to help serve its fast-growing enrollment of special needs students.

The former Apple executive, who served in the Obama administration for four years, plans to leave the job in 2013 after her replacement is chosen and put in place.

Ten of the 20 winners of the fiscal year 2012 competition were evaluated to have a significant focus on using technology in their application.

Current research on social media often excludes children under the age of nine, a report from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center says.

Voters in Idaho repealed a set of education laws that would have established a statewide 1-to-1 laptop program for high schoolers and required online classes for graduation.

The Palm Beach school district in Florida and other districts around the country are taking creative approaches and seeking help from big technology companies such as Dell, Intel, and Microsoft.

Educators say the Internet and digital tools are helping improve students' research habits, but hurting their attention spans, according to two surveys.

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