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January 29, 2014

Pa. Rejects Cyber Charter Applicants, Citing For-Profits' Role

Applications for six independently managed, fully online schools were denied, in part due to concerns regarding close relationships between board members and proposed vendors.

August 26, 2013

Federal Indictment Fuels Concerns About Pa. Cyber Charters

Corruption charges against the founder of PA Cyber Charter could reinvigorate calls for reform in how the state's cyber charter schools are funded and authorized.

August 23, 2013

Computer Disruptions Didn't Affect Minn. Test Scores, Review Finds

A third-party review found that problems with online state tests administered in Minnesota did not systematically impact scores.

August 12, 2013

Social Media a 'Frightening' New Threat to Test Security?

Social media and the extended testing windows of multi-state, common-core exams could mean new opportunities to cheat, said an industry expert.

August 02, 2013

Growth of Teacher-Evaluation Systems Fuels Tech Company's Rise

A leading provider of online tools and videos for conducting teacher observations received a boost from a major public-agency procurement cooperative.

June 07, 2013

Federal Lawmakers Weigh Computer-Adaptive Testing

A pair of measures introduced in Congress encourage the use of "adaptive" testing, exams that respond to student answers to gauge the performance level.

May 29, 2013

Common-Core Online Practice Tests Unveiled

A group designing tests to go with the common-core online assessments has released practice tests for students, teachers, and parents.

May 21, 2013

Student Data Too Often a Tangled Web for Schools, Report Says

Schools are awash in data, but their tech systems lack "interoperability," or the ability to work together, a new report concludes.

April 30, 2013

Online Testing Problems Emerge in Indiana, Other States

Technological breakdowns are plaguing statewide assessments in Indiana, not long after testing woes surfaced in Minnesota and Oklahoma.

April 12, 2013

FCC Commissioner Calls for Overhaul of E-rate to Help Schools

A commissioner for the Federal Communications Commission argues that schools need more funding, and specific capacity goals, through the E-rate.

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