Unlike massive open online courses, these virtual college courses plan to feature smaller groups of students and transferable college credit.


Thousands of Michigan students participated in a pilot program that administered an online version of the social studies portion of the state's standardized test.


A Texas district was targeted for putting in place a pilot program that tracks students via microchip-embedded ID cards.


New York will expand its iZone online learning platform to students who can't attend school, Superintendent Dennis Walcott announced Thursday.


The Manchester, N.H., school district is considering the use of online classes and blending learning programs to address overcrowding.


The decision comes two weeks after the school reform measure was nixed by voters on Election Day.


Digital tools can help tackle achievement challenges, financial constraints, the changing demographics of the teaching force, and the demand to keep up with technology, concludes a report from the Alliance for Excellent Education.


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.


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