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February 09, 2016

Rhode Island PARCC Scores Lower on Computer-Based Exams

A state-by-state breakdown shows that Colorado, Rhode Island and Illinois found some evidence that students' familiarity with technology impacted scores on 2014-15 PARCC exams. An analysis in Maryland is pending.

February 04, 2016

Comparing Paper-Pencil and Computer Test Scores: 7 Key Research Studies

New evidence of a "mode effect" on 2014-15 PARCC exams prompts a fresh look at research on the comparability of computer- and paper-based assessments.

February 03, 2016

Mobile-Only Internet Access Presents Hurdles for Families, Survey Finds

Lower-income parents have "overwhelmingly positive" views about technology for their children, but significant digital inequities persist, according to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.

January 21, 2016

Price Transparency Tool Aims to Help Schools Get More Affordable Bandwidth

A new online portal from school-broadband-advovacy group EducationSuperHighway contains Internet service and pricing information for 13,000 public districts across the country.

December 10, 2015

New National Ed-Tech Plan Calls for Improved Teacher Prep, Assessment

Improving teachers' preparation to use technology, and how assessments are used, are among the issues emphasized in the 2016 National Education Technology Plan.

December 01, 2015

Facebook CEO, Spouse Pledge Enormous Gift to Education, Health, Communities

"Personalized learning" is a big focus of a pledge by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan to give 99 percent of their Facebook shares, worth an estimated $44 billion, to education and other causes.

November 17, 2015

Ed-Tech Pilot Tests in Districts Informal, Short on Student Feedback, Study Finds

Both districts and ed-tech developers would benefit from collecting more feedback from teachers and students from pilot tests of products, a study suggests.

October 02, 2015

Ed-Tech Lawsuit Over Access Settled in Seattle, in Potential Landmark Accord

Seattle has agreed to take steps to make ed-tech accessible to blind students, faculty, and parents, in a settlement that advocates see as having far-reaching implications.

September 29, 2015

L.A. Mulls Proposed Settlement With Apple, Lenovo Over Troubled Tech Project

Superintendent Ramon Cortines said the settlement funds give the district an "exciting opportunity" to invest in schools that have little technology.

September 18, 2015

How to Use Technology to Improve Early Learners' Reading Skills: Q&A

Two early learning experts outline how educators can maximize the use of digital tools to improve the reading skills of children from disadvantaged families.

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