The Rhode Island Department of Education and the nonprofit Learning Accelerator are teaming to develop a strategic plan and a communications strategy aimed at expanding blended learning.
Survey leaders attribute younger parents' dissatisfaction with K-12 technology to concerns about educators' lack of skill with digital tools.
Andres Schleicher of the OECD, Sara Martinez Tucker of the National Math and Science Initiative, and Chris Lehmann of Philadelphia's Science Leadership Academy were named winners of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize.
Next school year, four high schools in California will debut Advanced Placement Computer Science classes, thanks to student petitions and crowd-funding campaigns supportive of those efforts.
Tyler Millis, 16, wins the gold medal in the world PowerPoint championship, which was held in California.
U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Orrin Hatch introduced a bill to update FERPA with stricter restrictions on the use of students' personally identifiable information.
A federal pilot study found that fourth graders are capable of using a computer to write well enough to be assessed, but did not determine if computer-based tests can effectively measure their abilities.
Six U.S.-based contestants are among the 123 finalists competing in the 2014 World Microsoft Office Specialist Championship, being held this week in California.
New guidance from the U.S. Education Department focuses on transparency, but some advocates want new policies and more accountability.
The audit sheds light on the need for schools to be cautious when purchasing new technology, and diligent when monitoring its usage.