Student information systems are making it easier than ever for parents to keep up with their students' progress. But not everyone is happy about it.

A survey of government, education, business, and healthcare found that about 28 percent report using cloud computing apps.

State and local education leaders continue to navigate the murky waters of social media, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Both subjects have become important for schools as an increased emphasis has been placed on the creation and expansion of school data systems.

Each software creator took home three of the annual honors doled out by the SIIA. aims to have "report cards" listing vital facts on more than 300 K-12 virtual schools and be a central source of online school information.

PBS also announces a new learning media platform that includes a for-pay model, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt launches its Global Education Challenge.

Mobile devices were also named by the report as a technology in education to watch break into the mainstream during the next year.

Google unveils an educational computer renting service, and Common Sense Media announces new educational rating system.

Rocketship Education, a network of K-5 hybrid charter schools, has received over $3 million in philanthropic funding so far this year.

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