Applications for six independently managed, fully online schools were denied, in part due to concerns regarding close relationships between board members and proposed vendors.
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January 29, 2014
August 26, 2013
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
A third-party review found that problems with online state tests administered in Minnesota did not systematically impact scores.
August 12, 2013
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
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
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
A group designing tests to go with the common-core online assessments has released practice tests for students, teachers, and parents.
May 21, 2013
Schools are awash in data, but their tech systems lack "interoperability," or the ability to work together, a new report concludes.
April 30, 2013
Technological breakdowns are plaguing statewide assessments in Indiana, not long after testing woes surfaced in Minnesota and Oklahoma.
April 11, 2013
A commissioner for the Federal Communications Commission argues that schools need more funding, and specific capacity goals, through the E-rate.